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 2016-2017
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.
social studies–outline due on Friday, 1/6/17. Here is the link to the video for title pages and footnotes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OmNvKnE6JlI
Have a very Merry Christmas!
ELA–outline for research paper and summary paragraph for novel due Wednesday
social studies–test on chapter 15, sections 3-5 tomorrow
Math 8th – Worksheet
ELA–novel completed; notes available on Monday; outline for research paper due Wednesday
social studies–do chapter 15 assessment worksheet (last page of packet); test on Tuesday
ELA–study for vocabulary test; write thesis statement for research paper
social studies–note-taking guide for chapter 15, section 5 and guide for the chapter; test on sections 3-5 on Tuesday
ELA–vocab unit 7 test Friday
ELA–study for vocab test Friday; note cards and bibliography cards due; essay due
social studies–read chapter 15, section5 and do note-taking guide for section and chapter note-taking guide for Friday; test on sections 3-5 on Tuesday
ELA–vocab p. 93-96; unit 7 test Friday; complete rough draft of “The Importance of Religious Freedom” essay; first set of note cards for research paper due on Thursday
social studies–finish reading chapter 15, section 4 and complete the note-taking guide; test on section 3-5 next Tuesday
religion–worksheet due Wednesday
ELA–vocab p. 93-96 due Wed.; research note cards due Friday
social studies–notes on chapter 15, section 3; work on note cards for research project
Spanish–worksheet and study for vocabulary test