Eighth Grade

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

colored pencils

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

Optional—magic markers

SPANISH—English/Spanish dictionary

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.


10/29/20 – Gallagher

Science 8 – thermal energy activities (2)

10/26/20 – Gallagher

Science 8 – Lesson Review – Temperature

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

ELA–finish body of “What Patriotism Means to Me”; study for vocabulary unit 3 test; memorize poem by 10/29

religion–test Monday on the Rosary

social studies–test on chapter 11, sections 3 and 4 tomorrow

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

religion–test Monday on the Rosary

ELA–vocabulary p. 39-40, Choosing the Right Word; vocabulary unit 3 test Friday; finish brainstorming for essay

social studies–chapter 11, sections 3 and 4 test Thursday


Monday, October 19, 2020

religion–test on the Rosary next Monday, 10/26

ELA–vocabulary p. 37-top of 39: Choosing the Right Word, Synonyms, Antonyms; vocabulary test Friday; poem memorized by 10/29

social studies–chapter 11, sections 3 and 4 test Thursday

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

ELA–study for vocabulary test tomorrow

social studies–complete notes for chapter 11, section 3


Science 8 – Unit Review pages due tomorrow

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

religion–finish Sorrowful mysteries worksheets

ELA–unit 3 vocabulary notecards due; spelling test Thursday; poem memorized by 10/29

10/8/20 – Gallagher

Sciene 8 – quiz tomorrow on lessons 4 and 5


Science 8 – Quiz Friday on Unit 1 Lessons 4 and 5