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By Ms. Jenson

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About this blog: I am a language arts teacher at Crittenden Middle School and the facilitator of the CMS Panther Pen blog. I grew up in the Bay Area and I love it here. I went to school in Santa Clara, and studied literature and political science ...  (More)

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Crittenden Hosts Startup Weekend
Apr 22, 2014 8:27 am
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by Matthew H., 8th grader, CMS

On the last weekend of spring break, Crittenden hosted the first ever Startup Weekend for middle school students only. Before... More
Lessons from the Trenches
Feb 12, 2014 1:36 pm
Comments: 1 | Views: 1,110

Last May, in the midst of CSTs, final projects, grading, and prepping students to move on to their next academic milestone, my boss asked me if I'd be interested... More
Silence the Monster - Just Write
Oct 26, 2013 9:02 am
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Silence the Monster - Just Write by Ms. Jenson

My four year old writes with zeal. She's so excited to be able to craft letters that have meaning and can be read... More
This perspective is to be continued...
Oct 17, 2013 9:55 am
Comments: 0 | Views: 684

Hi! In the following piece, eighth grade student Alexis reflects on the journey of her life so far, and prepares to face whatever is ahead the only way she knows... More
Preaching to a Wall
Oct 9, 2013 1:59 pm
Comments: 1 | Views: 695

I love NPR Perspectives, and now so do my 8th grade Exploratory students! This writing is another Perspectives piece, written in the style of the very popular radio... More
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