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.


Tuesday, February 19, 2019

ELA–vocabulary.com or note cards due Thursday; spelling test Friday; poem due by 2/26

social studies–test on chapter 18, sections 3-5 Wednesday

Monday, February 18, 2019

religion–open book test tomorrow–read over highlighted information; see Google vocabulary assignment ; poem due 2/26

social studies–test on chpt. 18, sections 3-5 on Wednesday; study note-taking guides

Friday, February 15, 2019

religion–p. 113 and 114, open book test on unit 2 lessons 1-7 on Tuesday

ELA–poem recitation by 2/26

social studies–read chapter 18, section 5 and complete note-taking guide; test on chapt. 18, sections 1-3 on Wednesday, 2/20 (study your note-taking guides)


Thursday, February 14, 2019

ELA–study for vocabulary test

social studies–finish reading chapter 18, section 4 and complete the note taking guide


Science 8 – Quiz tomorrow on Unit 5 Lesson 3

Clear contact paper on new workbook

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

ELA–vocabulary p. 133-134, “Completing the Sentence”; study for vocabulary test Friday; poem due by 2/26

social studies–read chpt. 18, section 3 and complete note-taking guide; test on sections 3-5 next Wednesday, 2/20


Monday, February 11, 2019

religion–paragraph on lessons from Lourdes

ELA–prepositional phrase worksheet; quiz on Wednesday; poem recitation by 2/26

social studies–study for test on chpt. 18, section 1 and 2; invention brainstorming papers due Wednesday




Science 8 – Quiz Wednesday on Unit 5 Lesson 3

Unit 5 Review due on Wednesday

Friday, February 8, 2019

ELA–vocabulary.com at 100% if you did not do note cards; vocab test Friday

social studies–finish reading chapter 18 section 2 and complete study guide for MONDAY. Test on chpt. 18 sections 1 and 2 Tuesday.


Science 8 – Quiz Wednesday on Unit 5 Lesson 3

Unit 5 Review pages due Wednesday, 2/13