Mr. Brennan's Second Grade Class

June 19, 2018




Dear Families,




          My name is Jeff Brennan and I will be your child’s second grade teacher next year.  I will be spending a great deal of time with your child.  Therefore I’d like to take a moment to tell you a little about myself both personally and professionally.


          I have been teaching for eighteen years.  These years have been at Rock Creek at second and fourth grade.


          Prior to getting my Masters in Teaching through SeattleUniversity I received one Bachelors of Arts degree in Psychology and one in Law and Justice.  I then worked for about five years with troubled and disadvantaged youth in community and facility settings.


          I live in Covington, with my wife Talisa and our two sons.  My wife works in a local business.  In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family doing outdoor activities.


          Teaching is more than a job to me.  It is a commitment that I take very seriously.  My goal as a teacher is to not just teach the basics.  I want each child to have a positive self-image, a sense of self worth and to empower them to reach their full potential.  Your child deserves my compassion, respect and understanding.  In all interactions I will strive to give this to him/her.  In return, I expect the same respect and cooperation from your child.


          I would like to invite you and your child to an open house the thirtieth of August from 3:00-4:00.  The purpose is to ease your child into the start of the school year by allowing them to familiarize themselves with the classroom, find their desk and put away their supplies.  It will also provide me with an opportunity to meet you and get reacquainted with your child.  Please mark your calendar to attend on Thursday, August 30th, between 3:00 and 4:00 pm.


          Next year will prove to be very fun and exciting! Working together, I know your child will have a very successful year!


          On the back you will find a second grade supply list.  This list is also available on the Tahoma web site.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at




Have a wonderful summer!




Jeff Brennan


Second Grade Supply List

Mr. Brennan


  • 1 backpack or tote bag
  • 1 Three-ring binder (at least 2 inches)
  • 1 set (5 dividers) for notebook
  • 1 peechee (folder with pockets)
  • 1 supply box (filled with the following items)

1 pink pearl eraser

1 scissors (student size, metal, pointed)

1 box 24 count crayons (no florescent)

2 white glue sticks (a continuous supply)

No liquid glue please

A continuous supply of sharpened #2 pencils

No hand held pencil sharpeners

8 or 12 count sharpened colored pencil set

8 or 12 count water based marker set

2 red ball point pens

3 white board markers

  • 1 large box of Kleenex to be donated to the class
  • I container of hand sanitizer
  • 1 container of baby wipes to be donated to the class
  • 1 box of Magic Erasers                                                         
  • Earbuds      (not headphones)-Standard 3.5mm Jack/Plug       See below


Parents:  Many of the programs students use in computer lab involve audio so students need a personal set of earbuds.  Students will be provided with a name label for their earbuds and a ziplock baggie to keep them in.   Although your child may already own a pair of earbuds, please purchase a set to be kept at school.


Earbuds (not headphones)-Standard 3.5mm Jack/Plug