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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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Preaching to a Wall
Oct 9, 2013 1:59 pm
Comments: 1 | Views: 1,008

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
Acoustic Guitars, Country Music, The Farm, and Rusty Trucks
Oct 3, 2013 8:16 am
Comments: 0 | Views: 1,458

Hi! This writing came out of an assignment for students to write about something that they feel passionately about. In the perspective below, Ana explores her "country... More
Busy busy busy!
Oct 2, 2013 2:11 pm
Comments: 0 | Views: 874

It's been a whirlwind start to the school year! Between meeting all of my new students, setting up routines, and learning how to use my Chromebooks, I seem to have... More
Welcome to the 2013 School Year!
Aug 25, 2013 3:27 pm
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Come August 1st I start getting antsy. It's not that I don't love and cherish my summer adventures with my family, or that I didn't really need a few weeks... More
Good bye, CMS Class of 2013!
Jun 5, 2013 10:01 am
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Last week I had the pleasure of listening to 11 amazing 8th grade promotion speeches. I laughed, I cried, and realized that I am genuinely sad to be losing this... More
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