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.
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
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
ELA–spelling test Friday
ELA–WWI project due Tuesday; No spelling or vocab next week
social studies–chapter 22 test Wednesday
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
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
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