Tuesday, May 12, 2009

online educational videos and a giveaway..

Hello, Sweet Friends!

I'm falling behind again when it comes to visiting you! =-/ I DO HOPE to get to make my rounds sometime today or tomorrow. (I MISS hanging with you at your places)

Anyway, in searching for videos that make learning fun, I found some REALLY GREAT videos on YouTube and couldn't wait to share them with you!! ☺

The first one is by a guy named David Osaka. (Click on his name to see his videos) I'd never heard of this guy but LOVE the videos I've seen so far! Well, to add a disclaimer.. I'm not so sure about the way he pronounces his letters in the "Alphabet Song in Phonics". The curriculum we use teaches that "a" says, "a" - apple. The way he's saying it, it sounds like "o" in ostrich.

Now, I also found that you can watch Schoolhouse Rock videos on YouTube!!!

WHOO-HOO! I know.. I know.. I'm WAY TOO easily amused! I was SOOO EXCITED to find that someone had shared the videos that I grew up watching. Image and video hosting by TinyPic

Anyway.. there is tons of stuff on tv these days, but not so much on the educational side. I just thought that finding this was too good to keep to myself. (Maybe I'll post on something a little personal and grown up next time.. ha!!)

Oh, I was about to sign off and then I remembered that I told you I'd be giving away a book by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs.

Anyway, I'm a DORK! I COMPLETELY FORGOT about it!! I'll give that away on Friday. If you want to put your name in for it, please click HERE and leave a comment or at least your contact info. (I'm "linking" you to the original post that I did when I said I'd give the book away) Some of you had already commented on that post, but if you'd like to enter again just leave another comment.. I don't care how many times you sign in) Image hosted by TinyPic.com

Also, I ordered an extra copy of Paula Deen's new cookbook, "The Deen Family Cookbook".

I thought I'd share the extra with one of you. I'll try to remember to post a giveaway about that in the next week or two. (If I forget to mention it again, would someone please nudge me?? I'm SOOOOOOO FORGETFUL!) Image hosting by TinyPic

Okay, now I'm REALLY signing off.... LOL! I guess I had more to say than I thought. HA!! I hope you all have a WONDERFUL week!

Love you!!!


BigJandLittleA said...


Where do you find all of those neat little faces, etc that move?!


April said...

I LOVE Schoolhouse Rock...it DOES rock, in my book! You crack me up about being forgetful...welcome to my world, sister! A Paula Deen cookbook? Doesn't get much better than that! Have a good one!

Susan said...

Hey Tonya,

Thanks so much for giving us those great links.

When I have my grands over I'm going to use them.

Grace LOVES sitting at the computer now.

Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day. I prayed for you.


Anonymous said...

My mom loves that Paula Deen and I must say, I often catch myself staring at her eyelashes and drooling. Do you think they're real?!? :o)

Man, even I used to watch Schoolhouse Rock and I had no idea it was ancient. Does that make me ancient too?!? noOoOoo!!

Have a great (belated) mother's day!

LisaShaw said...

Tonya you are such a sweetie. I feel like I'm speaking to a good ole friend when I come by here. I love you!