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 finals tomorrow

Gr 6 – Unit 1 (lessons 1-5)

Gr 7 – Unit 4 (lessons 1-3)

Gr 8 – Unit 3

Math tutoring with Mrs. Gallagher – Grades 4-8

Are you interested in keeping those skills sharp this summer?  Would you like to review/preview Math concepts?

One hour weekly sessions are available this summer.

If you have additional questions or rate inquiry, please email mgallagher@stisidoreschool.com.


Science 8 – final assessment on Friday, June 7th – Unit 3


Sci 8 – Climb the Pyramid: Bit by Bit activity due on Thursday

Final test – Friday, June 7th – Unit 3

Final assessments

religion–Wednesday, June 5: students were given specific areas to study and review sheets, optional open book

social studies–Friday, June 7: chapter 24

ELA–poetry: Monday, June 3–poetry terms and identification of figurative language; writing–paper done in class


Science finals – Friday, June 7, 2019

Grades 6,7,8

Grade 6 – Unit 1 Lessons 1-5

Grade 7 – Unit 4 Lessons 1-3

Grade 8 – Unit 3

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

ELA–study for vocabulary final

social studies–cut out and clue dictator’s information

Monday, May 13, 2019

ELA–vocabulary final Wednesday

social studies–read and take notes on chapter 24, section 1 up to “American Neutrality”


Wednesday, May 8, 2019

ELA–spelling final on Friday; vocabulary final on Wednesday, 5/15

social studies–chapter 23 test tomorrow

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

ELA–spelling final Friday; vocabulary final Wednesday, 5/15

social studies–chapter 23 section 4–read and take notes; chapter 23 test Thursday