Mrs. Finnegan has a B.A. in English with a business minor from The University of Scranton. She earned secondary English and communications certification from DeSales University and has a Level II state teaching certificate and Archdiocesan Religion certification. She also is certified as a K-12 reading specialist and ESL specialist and serves on the Archdiocesan ELA Committee.
Mrs. Finnegan and her family reside in Quakertown and are members of St. Isidore Church where she is a lector. Her two daughters are graduates of St. Isidore School. For fun, she likes to watch the Phillies, read a good book, bake, travel, or relax at the beach.
Grade 8 Supply List 2017-2018
**New for Math–students need a graphing calculator: Texas Instruments TI-84Plus
Loose leaf—buy many packs. This is the one item most students run out of before the end of the year.
note cards—hundreds of them! You will need 300 for vocabulary alone. Purchase at least 1000. Seriously!
pens—buy at least 24 (one for every two weeks) Blue or black ink only. Erasable pens are allowed.
red pens/pencils for correcting and editing
pencils for math and extra erasers
12 inch ruler
notebooks—math and science require marble copybooks. Math also requires a graphing copybook. ELA, social studies, religion, and Spanish can be marble or spiral.
pocket folders—at least 8; add one if you will be using a “take home” folder. Try to purchase plastic or coated folders. Plain paper folders will not last.
binder—if desired to keep folders neat and organized
ART—crayons, watercolors, smock
TECHNOLOGY—headphones if you don’t have a set at school
Cleaning supplies—2 boxes of tissues, one roll of paper towels, a canister of Lysol or similar cleaning wipes
*All hardcover books must be covered. Purchase Jumbo Book Sox as the regular size is too small for our texts. Paper is an option as well.
*It is highly recommended that softcover texts and the homework book be covered in clear contact paper. Check Becker’s or Amazon online for good deals on this, especially if you have several children’s books to cover.
*White-out is not allowed.
Science 8 – Unit 1 TEST tomorrow
ELA–study vocabulary for test Friday; paragraph on mood in “The Tell-Tale Heart”
social studies–notes on p. 416-419
ELA–vocabulary p. 39-40, Completing the Sentence
Science 8 – Unit 1 TEST on Thursday, 10/19/17
ELA–Essay! Vocab: use the 6 words you have from class and put them into a short story with the 3 emojis (monkey, ramen, horse) or into 6 sentences; poem recitation for October is 10/30
social studies–notes on reformers–p. 416-419
Science 8 – Complete pgs. 66+67
Unit 1 TEST Thursday
Science 8 – pgs. 70-74
Unit 1 TEST Wednesday
social studies–finish map activity; do vocabulary for chapter 12 on p. 13: terms only, NOT people
ELA–essay due on Google classroom by 8:00 Thursday night; spelling test tomorrow; note cards for vocab unit 3 due Monday
**Service and volunteer unit opportunity: Help is needed on Saturday, Oct. 21 at Autumn Alive in Quakertown. St. Isidore School will have a tent/booth and be giving out information about the school. Students and parents are needed for 2 hour shifts. Please visit http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080e4cabaa28a0fc1-stizzy to sign up!
ELA–revise rough draft of essay; study for spelling test on Thursday
social studies–chapter 11, sections 3 and 4 test tomorrow
ELA–finish rough draft of essay; spelling unit 3 test Thursday
social studies–chapter 11 sections 3 and 4 test Wednesday; do review terms and people worksheet