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  • Birthday 04/22/1975

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  1. My son is taking Expository Essay fast track this term. We needed someone else to evaluate his work because I was too critical. It’s an essay a week, but he’s able to pick topics that interest him so he’s doing well. I don’t feel like there are lots of rules he must follow. I skim through the assignments, and they seem to an explanation of the essay type and examples. He likes the class and the feedback from the instructor. He has more confidence in his writing now that I’m not grading it. If I hadn’t missed the deadline for the previous semester, he would have taken Expository Essay 1&2 not the fast track. The fast track is like writing boot camp. My sig is nonexistent. He’s in 11th grade.
  2. The cause is entirely unknown. No injury, no previous surgeries. It affects a small group of women, mainly women. Vanderbilt finished collecting data on a study recently trying to determine the cause. I don’t know if findings have been completed or made public yet. I hope you get answers soon.
  3. I am a longtime lurker, but I feel compelled to share my experience. I read some of your other thread about problems breathing. I had similar symptoms and was finally diagnosed with idiopathic subglottic stenosis. Scar tissue grew in my trachea so that the opening became the width of a straw. I had dilations every six months for two years. Then I had a tracheal resection. Two years later I’m still breathing easily. It was hard to get a diagnosis. A speech pathologist heard me breath and immediately recognized it. She did a scope in the office and saw the tissue When I read your other thread, I didn’t see this mentioned as a possible cause. My resection surgeon was a pulmonologist.
  4. This is my first post. I am such a fan of Singapore Math that I had to come out of the shadows and respond. like the Standards Edition. It has a lot of reviews. After a new topic is taught, there is a review of everything up to that point. Sometimes it seems like too many so we just do the ones in the workbook. For manipulatives I use the multi link cubes and cuisinaire rods. I love the rods. I also love Singapore so much that when I heard the standards Edition would be replaced by a common core Edition that I bought all the workbooks up through 5B for my then 1st grader. I've used it with my three sons. I don't know a lot about the other Edition. I bought the Standards for the extra reviews.
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