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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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With a Perspective....
Dec 16, 2014 11:44 am
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One of my favorite projects in Exploratory English is our Perspectives assignment. After studying many NPR Perspectives pieces, each student writes a piece that... More
Crittenden Chronicle, Hot off the press!
Dec 4, 2014 12:30 pm
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Join me in congratulating our student journalists from the 8th grade Exploratory class on an outstanding first edition of their newspaper! I am so proud of all of... More
Because Mothers Are Amazing
Oct 3, 2014 12:04 pm
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I am sharing another "Person I Admire" speech from my Exploratory class. Many speeches were about parents, but this one resonated with many students in the class,... More
Who do I admire? My students.
Sep 22, 2014 12:05 pm
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Each year in my Exploratory elective we end our Public Speaking unit with a speech about "A Person I Admire," and every year I am blown away by the sincerity, thoughtfulness,... More
Challenge from CMS: What has reading taught you?
Sep 5, 2014 8:45 am
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"If you can read, you can learn anything about everything and everything about anything."

This is one of my favorite quotes about the importance of reading... More
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