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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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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
Overheard at Crittenden
May 23, 2013 8:15 am
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State testing is over, the 8th graders are looking forward to high school, and summer is so close we can almost taste it. As the year winds down, middle school students... More
Celebrities, Gossip, and Us
May 1, 2013 2:37 pm
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This week's piece was a final writing assignment for the young adult novel The Gospel According to Larry by Janet Tashjian. It is written in the style of the main... More
From There to Here
Apr 25, 2013 10:22 am
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Hello! This week's student piece is a reflection on how a move of even a few miles (in this case, just 37) can have a big impact . Enjoy, Ms. Jenson

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Love is Love
Apr 5, 2013 8:18 am
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Hello! This writing came out of an assignment for students to write about something that they feel passionately about. The perspective below is a reflection on love... More
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