• Welcome to Ms. Penn's Web Page!

    Name: Barbara Penn
    Email Address: barbarap@sthelens.k12.or.us A Waterfall From One of My Hikes
    Phone number: 503-366-7671

    With the COVID-19 coronavirus measures, we are moving to distance learning. Please click the "Distance Learning" link on the left-hand side of this page to access the daily schedule and specific links during this time. Daily assignments will be posted on Google Classroom.
    Mission for Our Class: Our mission is to come to school with enthusiasm to learn, to work our hardest, to support and respect our classmates, and to have fun!

    About the Teacher:
    Master of Arts in Teaching, Concordia University, 2005
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Oregon Health and Science University, 1989
    Coursework in science and math, Oregon State University, 1982 - 1985
    Teaching in Our Classroom:
    This is my fifteenth year at Lewis and Clark School, and I absolutely love teaching here!  I am very excited to be teaching fifth grade with this group of students! The positive environment and sense of community at Lewis and Clark excite me to come to work every day and facilitate learning in our classroom.
    Some of  my favorite things to do with the students are:

    Playing music in the classroom
    Smiling and laughing
    Conducting cool science experiments
    Getting overly enthusiastic about math
    Doing community-building activities
    Getting students to move
    When I'm not in the classroom, I enjoy hiking, walking, bicycling, working out in the gym, attending college sporting events, playing the piano, tackling yard work, cooking, making homemade ice cream, playing Bananagrams, Boggle, Words with Friends, and doing crossword and Sudoku puzzles.