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.
ELA–study for spelling test Friday
social studies–make chart or foldable for the four Reconstruction plans: Lincoln’s, the Wade-Davis Bill, Johnson’s plan, and radical Reconstruction; study for test on chapter Friday
ELA–vocabulary note cards unit 7 due
social studies–finish reading chpt. 16, section 2. Complete all parts of the study guide pertaining to the information in sections 1 and 2. Test on the chapter is Friday.
Science 8 – Element report due tomorrow – see rubric for details
ELA–study for vocabulary unit 6 test; create an outline for the research paper and include the thesis statement developed in class
social studies–chapter 16 vocabulary test
Science 8 – Unit 3 (lessons 1 and 2) quiz tomorrow
Element Report due Wednesday, 12/12/18
ELA–vocab. p. 77-78; bring all research cards to class
social studies–finish chapter 16, section 1 notes; vocab test Friday
Science 8 – Quiz Friday – Unit 3 Lessons 1 and 2
Poem and test question due tomorrow
ELA–vocab–Completing the Sentences p. 77-78
social studies–chpt. 16 vocab quiz Friday
Science 8 – Element project due 12/12/18
-license plate/square due tomorrow
-poem and test question due Thursday
Science 8 – license plate/element square due Wednesday
I am Poem and test question due Thursday
Element Project – due 12/12/18