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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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Challenge from CMS: What has reading taught you?
Sep 5, 2014 8:45 am
Comments: 6 | Views: 684

"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
To My Daughters' Future Teachers
Aug 1, 2014 8:47 pm
Comments: 4 | Views: 1,419

As I get ready to head back into the classroom this fall, my daughters are getting ready to start PreK and K. I find myself anxious, almost terrified really, of... More
Crittenden Hosts Startup Weekend
Apr 22, 2014 8:27 am
Comments: 1 | Views: 3,153

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: 1,845

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
Comments: 0 | Views: 942

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
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