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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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This perspective is to be continued...
Oct 17, 2013 9:55 am
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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
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
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
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
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