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.



Science 8 – Quiz on Monday – Unit 1 Lessons 1 and 2


Science 8 – Lesson Review – circled problems, cover workbook in clear contact paper

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

ELA–Lincoln’s Pocket/Your Backpack assignment due on Friday; unit 11 spelling test Friday



Science 8 – Lesson Review – nuclear reactions

Friday, January 17, 2020

social studies–test on chpt. 15, sections 4 and 5 on Thursday, 1/23

ELA–spelling unit 9 test Monday, 1/27


Science 8 – Unit 3 (lessons 3 and 4) quiz tomorrow


Science 8 – Unit 3 (lessons 3 and 4) quiz on Thursday


Science 8 – Unit 3 (lessons 3 and 4) quiz on Thursday

Monday, January 13, 2020

ELA–vocabulary unit 8 test Friday; complete vocab p. 103-105: Completing the Sentence, Synonyms, and Antonyms

social studies–study for chapter 15, sections 1 and 2 quiz


Vocabulary Workshop 6 – Unit 8 Assessment on Thursday, January 23rd