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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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Lessons from the Trenches
Feb 12, 2014 1:36 pm
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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
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
Comments: 1 | Views: 1,478

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
Just Because I Cheer
Mar 22, 2013 2:50 pm
Comments: 2 | Views: 1,452

Hello!

Here is our first Panther Pen student piece. This writing came out of an assignment for students to write about something that they feel passionately... More
The Skin I'm In
Mar 29, 2013 8:17 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... More
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