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

scissors

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.

 

12/12/19

Science 8 – complete the Lesson Review pages

Element Report due Thursday, 12/19/19

12/5/19

Science 8 – pages 166 and 167

12/4/19

Science 8 – pages 166 and 167

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

religion–p. 53-58; lessons 6-9 open book test Monday; service report due Friday

ELA–vocabulary test Friday

social studies–project part 3 due!

11/20/19

Science 8 – Lesson Review, crossword puzzle

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

religion–finish p. 53-58; service due Friday; open book test on Monday, 11/25

ELA–vocab p. 77-78; bring vocab notecards; test Friday

social studies–part 3 of project due Thursday

Monday, November 18, 2019

religion–service hours due Friday

ELA–vocabulary p. 75-77: Choosing the Right Word, Synonyms, and Antonyms; test Friday

social studies–part 3 of project due Thursday

11/14/19

Science 8 – alternate assessment (2 choices)

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

religion–service hours and report due by 11/22

ELA–vocabulary notecards for unit 6 due; spelling test Friday

social studies–chapter 13 assessment project part 1 due Friday; part 2 due Monday 11/18; part 3 due Thursday, 11/21

11/13/19

Science 8 – Lesson Review pages 132 and 133

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