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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: 1,165

"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
Preaching to a Wall
Oct 9, 2013 1:59 pm
Comments: 1 | Views: 1,114

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
Who do I admire? My students.
Sep 22, 2014 12:05 pm
Comments: 2 | Views: 1,108

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
This perspective is to be continued...
Oct 17, 2013 9:55 am
Comments: 0 | Views: 1,093

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
Busy busy busy!
Oct 2, 2013 2:11 pm
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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
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