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.


Thursday, April 25, 2019

religion–test on Lent and Easter notes, Tuesday, 5/1

ELA–spelling unit 15 test tomorrow; Julius Caesar review due tomorrow; test on Julius Caesar Monday

social studies–read and take notes on chapter 23, section2, p. 776-mid-778


Wednesday, April 24, 2019

ELA–study for spelling test Friday; complete Julius Caesar review sheets for Friday; test on Julius Caesar on Monday

social studies–complete reading and notes on chapter 23, section 1

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

ELA–spelling test Friday


Friday, April 12, 2019

ELA–WWI project due Tuesday; No spelling or vocab next week

social studies–chapter 22 test Wednesday

religion–p. 158-160

Thursday, April 11, 2019

ELA–study for vocabulary test; work on photojournalism project

religion–p. 158-160 by Monday


Sci 8 – Unit 2 (lessons 1 and 2) quiz tomorrow

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

ELA–work on presentations due next Tuesday

social studies–finish notes on chapter 22, section 1


Sci 8 – Unit 2 (lessons 1 and 2) quiz on Friday

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

ELA–work on photojournalism project due next Tuesday; vocabulary synonyms and antonyms, and Completing the Sentences; vocab test Friday


Science 8 – pages 96 and 97

Unit 2 (lessons 1 and 2) quiz on Friday