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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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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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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
Preaching to a Wall
Oct 9, 2013 1:59 pm
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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
With a Perspective....
Dec 16, 2014 11:44 am
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One of my favorite projects in Exploratory English is our Perspectives assignment. After studying many NPR Perspectives pieces, each student writes a piece that... More
Crittenden Chronicle, Hot off the press!
Dec 4, 2014 12:30 pm
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Join me in congratulating our student journalists from the 8th grade Exploratory class on an outstanding first edition of their newspaper! I am so proud of all of... More
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