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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Welcome to the 2013 School Year!
Aug 25, 2013 3:27 pm
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Come August 1st I start getting antsy. Itâ??s not that I donâ??t love and cherish my summer adventures with my family, or that I didnâ??t really need a few weeks... More
Crittenden Hosts Startup Weekend
Apr 22, 2014 8:27 am
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by Matthew H., 8th grader, CMS
On the last weekend of spring break, Crittenden hosted the first ever Startup Weekend for middle school students only. Before... 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
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
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