Thursday, March 31, 2022

Quick Facts about Arkansas

Howdy everyone! Who is ready to learn some cool facts about Arkansas??

It is time to learn about the states! I will be posting facts about each of the fifty states in the United States. The states will be done in alphabetical order! Last week we posted about Arizona. This week we are posting facts about Arkansas.

Did you know that Arkansas is the 25th state to join the union? Yep, that is right. Arkansas officially joined the union on June 15, 1836! Arkansas is located in the Southern region of the United States. Arkansas is bordered by six other states: Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas. Arkansas is the twenty-nineth (29th) largest state in the United States. There are just over 3 million people living in Arkansas. That is a lot of people!!

 

Do you know how many people live in your state?

 

Facts about Arkansas:

1. A few things Arkansas is known for are its beautiful rivers, lakes, and hot springs. The nickname for the state of Arkansas is: The Natural State. The Arkansas state motto is Regnat populus which means the people rule. The abbreviation for Arkansas is AR.

2. The capital of Arkansas is Little Rock. Little Rock became the capital of Arkansas on October 18, 1820. Little Rock has a population of around 197,950 people.

3. The Arkansas state bird is the Northern Mocking bird. The Northern Mocking bird is gray and white in coloring.

4. The Arkansas official state flower is the Apple blossom. The Apple blossoms bloom on apple trees. The Apple blossom is white and pink in coloring. The flowers are beautiful!

5. The Arkansas state flag became the official flag on February 26, 1913. There have been a few redesigns of the Arkansas state flag over the years. The flag that Arkansas uses now has been the official flag of the state since 1924. The Arkansas state flag features twenty-five white stars that symbolize that Arkansas was the 25th state to join the union. The diamond represents the fact that Arkansas is the nation’s first and only diamond mining/producing state. There are four blue stars on the diamond. One sits on top of the words Arkansas and three are underneath the words. The colors of the flag are red, blue, and white.

6. Some crops that are grown in Arkansas are: corn, cotton, rice, soy beans, and wheat.

7. Hot Springs National Park has 47 natural hot springs and it is located in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Hot Springs in a resort city in Arkansas.

8. Some of the animals that live in Arkansas are black bears, alligators, bob cats, snowy owls, coyotes, and foxes.

9. Arkansas can get very hot and very cold depending on the time of year. The hottest temperature ever record in Arkansas was 120 degrees Fahrenheit in the Ozark, Arkansas on August 10, 1936. The coldest temperature ever recorded in Arkansas was -29 degrees Fahrenheit (29 degrees below zero) in Pond, Arkansas on February 13, 1905.


 

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Arkansas worksheet

 

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Books about Arkansas:

1. Good Night Arkansas by Adam Gamble

2. Arkansas (A True Book: My United States) by Martin Gitlin

3. Night-Night Arkansas by Katherine Sully

4. An Arkansas History for Young People by Shay E. Hopper

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3. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! THE MISSING TEDDY BEAR

4. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! LOST AT THE ZOO coming in 2022!!

Thursday, March 24, 2022

Facts about Arizona

Hi everyone! Who is ready to learn some cool facts about Arizona??

It is time to learn about the states! I will be posting facts about each of the fifty states in the United States. The states will be done in alphabetical order! Last week we posted about Alaska. This week we are posting facts about Arizona.

Did you know that Arizona is the 48th state to join the union? Arizona officially joined the union on February 14, 1912! February 14 is also Valentine’s Day! Arizona is located in the Southwestern region of the United States. Arizona is bordered by five other states: California, Colorado (only borders by a corner), Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah. Arizona is the sixth (6th) largest state in the United States. There are over 7.2 million people living there. That is a lot of people!!

 

What is your favorite state?

 

Facts about Arizona:

1. A few things Arizona is known for are the Grand Canyon and the Hoover Dam. The nickname for the state of Arizona is: The Grand Canyon State. The Arizona state motto is Ditat Deus which means GOD Enriches. The abbreviation for Arizona is AZ.

2. The capital of Arizona is Phoenix. Phoenix became the capital of Arizona on February 4, 1889. Phoenix has a population of just over 1.6 million people.

3. The Arizona state bird is the Cactus Wren. The Cactus Wren is brown in coloring and has a whitish or tannish chest with black speckles.

4. The Arizona official state flower is the Saguaro. The Saguaro flowers bloom on the Saguaro cactus. The Saguaro flower is white with a yellowish center. They are very beautiful flowers!

5. The Arizona state flag became the official flag in 1917. The Arizona state flag features a copper star that stands for the copper production in Arizona. The red and yellow stripes (rays) at the top of the flag stand for the original 13 colonies of the United States and it also stands for Arizona’s beautiful sunsets and landscapes. The blue on the bottom of the flag is for freedom and possibly the great Colorado river which carved out the Grand Canyon.

6. Some crops that are grown in Arizona are: cabbage, carrots, onions, lettuce, cotton, hay, and potatoes.

7. There are 22 National Parks in Arizona. Here is a list of four of the National Parks in Arizona:

    Grand Canyon National Park

    Petrified Forest National Park

    Saguaro National Park

    Canyon de Chelly National Park

    Organ Pipe Cactus National Park

 

8. Tarantulas and Rattlesnakes live in Arizona. They are very dangerous and should only be handled by professionals. Some of the other animals that live in Arizona are: Black Bears, Coyotes, Deer, Javelina, Ringtail cat, and Skunk. Never go near wild animals. 

9. Arizona is one of the hottest states in the United States. The hottest temperature ever record in Arizona was 128 degrees Fahrenheit in Lake Havasu City on June 29, 1994. The coldest temperature ever recorded in Arizona was -40 degrees (40 degrees below zero) in Hawley Lake Arizona on January 7, 1971.

 

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Arizona worksheet

 



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Books about Arizona:

1. What's Great about Arizona? by Rebecca Hirsch

2. Hello, Arizona! by Martha Zschock

3. Grand Canyon by Jason Chin

4. Good Night Arizona by Adam Gamble

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1. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! AT DAYCARE

2. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! AT MEMAW’S

3. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! THE MISSING TEDDY BEAR

4. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! LOST AT THE ZOO coming in 2022!!

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Facts about ants

Hi everyone! 

Are you ready to learn??

Joey wants to tell you about ants! Have you ever sat and just watched ants? Joey and Jinger love to watch the ants carrying food and other stuff back to their colony. Ants live and work together as a team in their colonies. Ants are very cool and fascinating insects. There are over 12,000 different species of ants that live all around the world.

 

What ants live in your state?

 

Facts about ants:

1. Here is a list of some of the different types of ants in alphabetical order:

      Argentine ant

      Black garden ant

      Black house ant

      Bullet ant

      Carebara diversa ant

      Carpenter ant

      Electric ant

      Longhorn crazy ant

      Meat ant

      Red harvester ant

      Red wood ant

      Southern fire ant

      Tapinoma ant

      Yellow meadow ant

2. The queen ant is the leader and founder of the colony. Her role in the ant colony is to lay as many eggs as she can to populate her colony. All the worker ants are females and they are responsible for different tasks inside the ant colony. Some of the tasks the worker ants are responsible for are caring for the baby ants, getting food, and taking care of the queen ants. Drone ants are males and die shortly after mating with the queen ants.

3. Ants are very strong! Ants can carry up to 20 times their body weight or more depending on the species of ant.

4. Did you know that ants have two stomachs? One stomach is for their food needs and the other stomach is for feeding other ants like the queen ant. The queen is like royalty and she must be taken care of!

5. Some ants can live up to 30 years depending on the type of ant.  A Lasius niger queen ant has the longest recorded life span of any insect. She lived almost 29 years in captivity.

6. The Dinoponera is one of the largest ants in the world. They can grow one (1) to three (3) inches long. The Carebara munuta is one of the smallest ants in the world. They can grow to around 1 millimeter (mm) long. That is very tiny!

7. There are many rooms and passages in an ant colony. Some of the rooms are used for nurseries, the queen ant, food storage and rooms for the worker ants.

8. Did you know that ants do not have ears? They are capable of hearing by being able to sense vibrations.

 

 

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 Ant coloring sheet


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Books about ants:

1. Ants for Kids: by Beverly Gerdeman PhD

2. The Life and Times of the Ant by Charles Micucci

3. Anthill (Happy Fox Books) by Petra Bartikova

4. 1,001 Ants by Joanna Rzezak

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1. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! AT DAYCARE

2. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! AT MEMAW’S

3. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! THE MISSING TEDDY BEAR

4. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! LOST AT THE ZOO coming in 2022!!

Monday, March 21, 2022

JOEY SAVES THE DAY! book series

Hi, I'm the author of the JOEY SAVES THE DAY! book series! Check out my webpage! Leave me a comment! Follow me on Instagram! Join my Facebook group! Help support my efforts to SAVE THE DAY!; the JOEY WAY! A BIG THANK YOU to all who have supported me this far! YOU all are awesome! 




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I have written 4 children’s books so far. My 15-year-old daughter illustrated three of them and will illustrate all the rest of them in the series. Three of them are available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Target, Walmart, and Books A Million.

1. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! AT DAYCARE
2. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! AT MEMAW’S
3. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! THE MISSING TEDDY BEAR
4. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! LOST AT THE ZOO coming in 2022!!

Thursday, March 17, 2022

Facts about Alaska

Hi everyone! 

Are you ready to learn??

It is time to learn about the states! I will be posting facts about each of the fifty states in the United States. The states will be done in alphabetical order! Last week we posted about Alabama. This week we are posting facts about Alaska.

Did you know that Alaska was the 49th state to join the union? Alaska officially joined the union on January 3, 1959! Alaska is located in the Northwest region of North America. Alaska borders Canada. Alaska was controlled by Russia until the United States bought the land in 1867 for about 7.2 (7,200,000.00) million dollars. Alaska is the largest state in the United States. There are about 731,545 people living there. That is not many people for how big Alaska is by size.

 

What is your favorite state?

 

Facts about Alaska:

1. A few things Alaska is known for are the Northern lights, glaciers, and gold mining. The nickname for the state of Alaska is: The Last Frontier. The Alaska state motto is North to the future. The motto means that Alaska is the land of promise. The abbreviation for Alaska is AK.

2. The capital of Alaska is Juneau. Juneau became the capital of Alaska in 1906. Juneau has a population of about 32,227 people.

3. The Alaska state bird is the Willow Ptarmigan. The Willow Ptarmigan is known as a master of camouflage because it turns all white in the winter and in the warmer months it coloring turns a mixture of reds and browns.

4. The Alaska official state flower is the forget-me-not. The forget-me-not comes in shades of blue, pink, purple, white, and yellow. They are beautiful flowers!

5. The Alaska state flag was flown for the first time on July 9, 1927. The Alaska state flag features 7 gold stars that form the big dipper and one bigger gold star that stands for the north star or the most northern state in the Union. The blue background stands for the color of the forget-me-nots (flower) and the sky.

6. Crops that are grown in Alaska are: hay, dairy, beans, beets, broccoli, potatoes, and cauliflower. They have a lot of nursery farms and green houses.

7. Alaska has around 100,000 glaciers that cover about 5 percent (5%) of the state. Glaciers are giant massive chunks/sheets of ice. Here is a list of some of the glaciers in Alaska in alphabetical order:

    Aialik Glacier

    Dawes Glacier

    Denver Glacier

    Exit Glacier

    Holgate Glacier

    Hubbard Glacier

    Johns Hopkins Glacier

    Mendenhall Glacier

    Ruth Glacier

These glaciers are breathtaking. With your caretaker/parent’s permission google the names of the glaciers and check them out!

 

8. There are three different types of bears that live in Alaska: The black bear, brown bear, and polar bear.

9. Alaska is the coldest state in the United States! The weather and temperatures depend on what region of Alaska you are in. January is usually the coldest month and July is usually the warmest month. The coldest temperature ever recorded in Alaska was minus 80 (-80) degrees Fahrenheit in Prospect Creek on January 23, 1971. The hottest temperature ever recorded in Alaska was 100-degrees Fahrenheit in Fort Yukon on June 27, 1915.

 

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Alaska worksheet

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Books about Alaska:

1. A Kid's Guide to Alaska by Jack Roberts

2. The Nature of Alaska: by James Kavanagh

3. Alaska's Animals by Shannon Cartwright

4. A is for Alaska: by Boys and Girls Club Alaska

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I have written 4 children’s books so far. My 15-year-old daughter illustrated three of them and will illustrate all the rest of them in the series. Three of them are available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Target, Walmart, and Books A Million. 

1. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! AT DAYCARE

2. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! AT MEMAW’S

3. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! THE MISSING TEDDY BEAR

4. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! LOST AT THE ZOO coming in 2022!!




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Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Facts about flying lizards

Joey would like to tell you some facts about flying lizards so sit back and enjoy learning!

 

Oh my!! Flying lizards!! These flying lizards look like tiny dragons!! How cool is that? Have you ever heard about flying lizards before? A Draco is a flying lizard. The Draco are also known as flying dragons or gliding lizards. They come from the Agamidae family of lizards. There are over 32 species of flying lizards. The have wing like structures. The wings help them glide. Flying lizards can fly but it is more of a gliding flight. They can glide up to 180 feet in one leap. That is a pretty good distance for a lizard.

 

Do you have a favorite type of lizard?

 

Facts about flying lizards:

1. Flying lizards are reptiles. They are cold blooded and live where it is warm.

2. Here is a list of some of the Draco flying lizards in alphabetical order:

    Common flying dragon

    Common Gliding Lizard

    Draco blanfordii

    Draco dussumieri

    Draco fimbriatus

    Draco formosus

    Draco haematopogon

    Draco maculatus

    Draco maximus

    Draco melanopogon

    Draco mindanensis

    Draco obscurus

With your caretaker/parent’s permission google the different types of flying lizards and look at pictures of them.

3. Flying lizards can be found living on the Philippine islands, tropical rain forests in southeast Asia and Southern India. They are found living mostly in thick wooded areas.

4. All of the species of flying lizards are insectivores! They only eat insects. Most of them eat ants, termites, and other small insects.

5. Flying lizards can lay up to 5 (five) eggs at a time. The female flying lizard digs a hole with its snout/nose and lays its eggs in the hole and covers the hole up with dirt. The eggs are left on their own.

6. Draco flying lizards can grow to around 8 inches long. Some may be smaller and some may be bigger.

 

Can you share a fact about flying lizards with us?

 

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Flying lizard coloring sheet

 


 

Books about lizards and flying lizards:

1. Lizards of the World: by Mark O'Shea

2. Flying Dragons by Wil Mara

3. Flying Lizards Big as Planes by Ruth Owen

4. National Geographic Readers: Lizards by Laura Marsh

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I have written 4 children’s books so far. My 15-year-old daughter illustrated three of them and will illustrate all the rest of them in the series. Three of them are available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Target, Walmart, and Books A Million. 

1. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! AT DAYCARE

2. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! AT MEMAW’S

3. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! THE MISSING TEDDY BEAR

4. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! LOST AT THE ZOO coming in 2022!!



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Thursday, March 10, 2022

Facts about Alabama

Hey everyone! 

Are you ready to learn??

It is time to learn about the states! I will be posting facts about each of the fifty states in the United States. The states will be posted in alphabetical order! The first state will be Alabama!

Did you know that Alabama was the 22nd state to join the union? Alabama joined the union is 1819! Alabama is located in the Southeastern region of the United States. Alabama is the 30th largest state by area and there are about 5,024,279 people living there. That is a big population!

 

What state do you reside in?


If you would rather listen to and watch facts about Alabama go to my YouTube video here: Facts about Alabama

 

Facts about Alabama:

1. A few things Alabama is known for are southern hospitality and sweet tea. Nicknames for the state of Alabama are: Heart of Dixie, Cotton State, and the Yellowhammer State. The abbreviation for Alabama is AL.

2. The capital of Alabama is Montgomery. Montgomery became the capital of Alabama in 1846. Montgomery has a population of over 199,000 people.

3. The Alabama state bird is the Northern flicker also known as the Yellowhammer. The Northern Flicker is a woodpecker. It has bright yellow coloring under its wings and tail. It is a beautiful bird.

4. The Alabama official state flower is the Camellia. The Camellia comes in shades of red, pink, and white. It is a beautiful flower!

5. The Alabama state flag started being used on February 16, 1895. The Alabama state flag features Saint Andrew’s cross. It has a red diagonal cross on a white background. 

6. Cotton is the number one crop grown in Alabama. Other crops grown in Alabama include: peanuts, corn, and soybeans. Apples, blueberries, grapes, nectarines, peaches, plums, and strawberries are also grown in Alabama.

7. The U.S. Space and Rocket Museum is located in Huntsville, Alabama. Huntsville, Alabama is also known as Rocket City, USA.

8. Magnolia Springs, Alabama has the only all water mail delivery route all year long. The water mail delivery started in 1915. The mail is delivered by boat.

 

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Get your free printable Alabama worksheet here:

Alabama Worksheet 1 There is a second Alabama worksheet in my printables section! 

 

 

Books about Alabama:

1. Alabama (A True Book: My United States) by Jo S. Kittinger

2. I Love You as Big as Alabama by Rose Rossner

3. Good Night Alabama by Adam Gamble

4. Amazing Alabama: A Coloring Book by Laura Murray

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Thank you for reading my post!!




 

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I have written 4 children’s books so far. My 15-year-old daughter illustrated three of them and will illustrate all the rest of them in the series. Three of them are available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Target, Walmart, and Books A Million. 

1. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! AT DAYCARE

2. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! AT MEMAW’S

3. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! THE MISSING TEDDY BEAR

4. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! LOST AT THE ZOO coming in 2022!!




Quick facts about New Jersey

Happy day to you!  Are you ready to learn some cool facts? Have you ever been to New Jersey before? Maybe you already live there? Whichev...