Thursday, December 8, 2022

Facts about South Carolina

Good day to you! 

Are you ready to learn some facts?

Have you ever gone on a vacation to South Carolina before? Maybe you already live there? Whichever it may be, you can learn some cool facts about South Carolina right here; just continue to read. Joey and Jinger love learning quick facts about each of the different states in the United States. They would like me to share some of those very cool facts with you! Every Thursday, I will be posting quick facts about each of the fifty states in the United States. The states will be done in alphabetical (ABC) order! Last week we posted facts about Rhode Island. This week we are posting cool facts about South Carolina. The countdown is on, only ten (10) more states to blog about! Just ten more weeks to go… Yippie!!

Did you know that South Carolina was the eighth (8th) state to join the union? Yep, that is correct! South Carolina officially joined the union on May 23, 1788! South Carolina is the one of the original thirteen colonies. South Carolina is located in the Southeastern region of the United States. South Carolina is bordered by two (2) states: North Carolina and Georgia. South Carolina also shares a border with the Atlantic Ocean. South Carolina is the fortieth (40th) largest state in the United States. That means South Carolina is one of the smaller states in the United States of America. There are about 5,190,706 people that live in the state of South Carolina. That is a lot of people!

 

South Carolina famous person alert:

Did you know that George Washington Murray was born in Sumter County, South Carolina? George Washington Murray was a teacher, farmer, inventor, and politician/congressman. 

To learn more about George Washington Murray: CLICK HERE

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Quick Facts about South Carolina:

1. A few things South Carolina is known for are: the beautiful sandy beaches, the very first state to secede from the union, and sweet tea. A few of the nicknames for the state of South Carolina are: the Palmetto State, the Swamp State, and the Rice State. The South Carolina state motto is “Hope”. The South Carolina state motto was adopted sometime in 1664. The abbreviation for South Carolina is SC.

2. The capital of South Carolina is Columbia. Columbia officially became the capital of South Carolina in 1786. Columbia has an estimated population of about 137,542 people.

3. The state bird for South Carolina is the Carolina Wren. The South Carolina Wren is a beautiful little bird. The South Carolina Wren was chosen as the state bird for South Carolina in 1948. You can look at pictures and read more about the South Carolina Wren here: CLICK HERE

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4. The South Carolina official state flower is the Yellow Jessamine. The Yellow Jessamine sprouts on a climbing vine plant that can be found growing throughout the state of South Carolina. The Yellow Jessamine starts blooming during the spring months. They are very beautiful yellow flowers!! The South Carolina Yellow Jessamine became the official state flower on February 1, 1924.

5. South Carolina’s current state flag was officially adopted in 1861. South Carolina’s state flag has a blue background with a white palmetto tree and a crescent moon on it.

6. Some crops that are grown in South Carolina are: broccoli, cotton, hay, peaches, peanuts, and wheat.

7. Some cool places to visit while in South Carolina are: Myrtle Beach, the Charleston Museum, and Hilton Head Island.

8. Some animals that live in South Carolina are: bottlenose dolphins, coyotes, squirrels, river otters, and wild turkeys.

9. South Carolina can get very hot and very cold depending on the time of year. The hottest temperature ever recorded in South Carolina was 113 degrees Fahrenheit in Columbia, South Carolina on June 29, 2012. The coldest temperature ever recorded in South Carolina was -19 degrees (19 degrees below zero) Fahrenheit in Caesars Head, South Carolina on January 21, 1985.

 

 

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Books about South Carolina:

1. South Carolina by Emily Rose Oachs

2. Hey Kids! Let's Visit Charleston South Carolina by Teresa Mills

3. Santa's Sleigh Is on Its Way to South Carolina by Eric James

4. North Carolina by Bold Kids

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Tune in next week to learn some cool facts about South Dakota! Thank you for reading my blog post!! "Learning never exhausts the mind." —Leonardo da Vinci

 

 

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I'm Mimi, the author of the JOEY SAVES THE DAY! book series. I love reading and writing. I homeschool my two youngest children. My 16-year-old daughter illustrated the books and will illustrate all the rest of them in the series. She started illustrating the series when she was 14 years old. She loves to draw. She is learning as she goes. Her dream is to one day be a famous illustrator and a fantasy book writer. Help me make my daughter’s dreams a reality! Children and adults everywhere will love these books. The story and illustrations within the pages of the books will put a big smile on your face and your child will be delighted as you read them the books. The illustrations are adorable and the stories are super cute. You don’t want to miss out on the opportunity to own this collection of adorable books! All five of the books are available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Target, Walmart, and Books A Million. 

 

 JOEY SAVES THE DAY! AT DAYCARE

Delilah doesn't want to stay at daycare. So, Joey helps his friend Delilah feel happy by doing silly things to make her laugh at daycare. They have so much fun the day is over in a flash!

JOEY SAVES THE DAY! AT MEMAW’S

Joey helps his Memaw find something she is missing and its right there in plain sight. Some of us have done this before! Join Joey in this funny and cute quest to find his Memaw's eyeglasses.

JOEY SAVES THE DAY! THE MISSING TEDDY BEAR

Joey helps his sister find her missing teddy bear. They look everywhere. I bet you can't guess where Joey and Jinger find the missing teddy bear?

JOEY SAVES THE DAY! LOST AT THE ZOO

Joey 's father gets lost while they are visiting the seven continents at the zoo. Come on this adorable adventure with Joey and his family as they visit each of the seven continents at the zoo!

Santa's Rainbow Reindeer

Join Harry and Holly Jingles as they introduce us to Santa's Rainbow Reindeer. Learn about them one by one. The Rainbow Reindeer help your children get ready for bed so Santa can bring them gifts when they are all tucked in their bed and sound asleep. This book is interactive.

Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Facts about Chameleons

Happy day to you! 

Are you ready to learn some cool facts?

Have you ever seen a Chameleon before? Did you know that Chameleons are a type of lizard? They are a pretty cool hot-blooded reptile. Chameleons come in many different sizes, shapes, and colors. Chameleons are capable of changing their skin color. They don’t necessarily change their skin color to blend in though. They change their skin color for many reasons such as to maintain a proper body temperature and to communicate. Chameleons are colorful and unique! If you would like to learn more cool facts about Chameleons continue reading on.

 

What is your most favorite type of reptile?

 

With your parent/caretaker’s permission you may click on the link below to see some pictures about Iguanas: CLICK HERE


 

Quick facts about Chameleons:

1. Chameleons are cold-blooded reptiles. There are more than 145 species of Chameleons. Here is a list of some of the different types:

  • Common chameleons
  • Cape dwarf chameleons
  • Chapman's pygmy
  • Graceful chameleon
  • Jeweled chameleon
  • Parson's chameleon
  • Panther chameleon
  • Veiled chameleon

2. Most chameleons are omnivores (insectivores). Chameleons eat insects like grasshoppers, crickets, worms, and various other insects. Some chameleons eat plant vegetation.

3. The Parson's chameleon is the largest of the chameleons. Depending on the gender they can grow to about 28 inches long and weigh as much as two pounds (2lbs).

4. The Brookesia nana is the smallest of the chameleons. It was discovered in 2021 by German researchers. Depending on the gender it can grow to be about an inch long. It can't weigh much because it is very tiny. It could possibly be the smallest reptile in the world.

5. The Chapman's pygmy is one of the rarest chameleons in the world. They are very tiny but not as small as the Brookesia nana.

6. Chameleons are diurnal. Diurnal means they are mostly active during daytime hours.

7. Most chameleons are arboreal. Arboreal means they prefer to live in trees. Not all chameleons prefer to live in trees though, some like to live on the forest/desert floor.

8. Chameleons live in the rain forest and places that have high temperatures like the desert. Most chameleons come from Africa and Asia. There are a lot of species of chameleons in Madagascar.

 

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Books about Chameleons:

1. Chameleons Are Cool by Martin Jenkins

2. Born To Stand Out by Nikki Rogers

3. National Geographic Readers Animals That Change Color by Libby Romero

4. A Color of His Own by Leo Lionni

Parents/caretakers be sure books are child friendly before reading them to your child/children.

 

 

Short story alert:

Once upon a time there was a tiny Brookesia nana chameleon. His name was Frankie. He had a friend named Fancy who was a Parson’s chameleon. They lived in a hot forest in Madagascar. Whenever he looked at Fancy, he thought he must be just as big and as colorful as she was and when Fancy looked at him, she thought she must be as small and as beautiful as Frankie was. You see there were no mirrors in the forest where they lived so they could not see what they really looked like. Frankie thought he could do all the things Fancy could do, but he was so small that it took him twice as long to complete such a task as climbing a tree. Fancy thought she could do everything Frankie did but she was too big to fit in the tiny crevices that Frankie could crawl in. They grew together and loved one another and never even knew they were different because when they looked at each other they never seen their self. They just thought they looked like each other. Imagine our world with no mirrors. THE END! By Mimi Jones

 

Thanks a million for reading my post!! "Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn."— Benjamin Franklin

 

 

I have made a variety of printables for you. Check them out, they are free:

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I'm Mimi, the author of the JOEY SAVES THE DAY! book series. I love reading, writing, teaching, and learning. I homeschool my two youngest children. My 16-year-old daughter illustrated the books and will illustrate all the rest of them in the series. She started illustrating the series when she was 14 years old. She loves to draw. She is learning as she goes. Her dream is to one day be a famous illustrator and a fantasy book writer. Help me make my daughter’s dreams a reality and watch how her illustrations evolve over time! Children and adults everywhere will love these books. The story and illustrations within the pages of the books will put a big smile on your face and your child will be delighted as you read them the books. The illustrations are adorable and the stories are super cute. You don’t want to miss out on the opportunity to own this collection of adorable books! All five of the books are available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Target, Walmart, and Books A Million.

 

JOEY SAVES THE DAY! AT DAYCARE

Delilah doesn't want to stay at daycare. So, Joey helps his friend Delilah feel happy by doing silly things to make her laugh at daycare. They have so much fun the day is over in a flash!

JOEY SAVES THE DAY! AT MEMAW’S

Joey helps his Memaw find something she is missing and its right there in plain sight. Some of us have done this before! Join Joey in this funny and cute quest to find his Memaw's eyeglasses.

JOEY SAVES THE DAY! THE MISSING TEDDY BEAR

Joey helps his sister find her missing teddy bear. They look everywhere. I bet you can't guess where Joey and Jinger find the missing teddy bear?

JOEY SAVES THE DAY! LOST AT THE ZOO

Joey 's father gets lost while they are visiting the seven continents at the zoo. Come on this adorable adventure with Joey and his family as they visit each of the seven continents at the zoo!

Santa's Rainbow Reindeer

Join Harry and Holly Jingles as they introduce us to Santa's Rainbow Reindeer. Learn about them one by one. The Rainbow Reindeer help your children get ready for bed so Santa can bring them gifts when they are all tucked in their bed and sound asleep. This book is interactive.

Thursday, December 1, 2022

Facts about Rhode Island

Howdy! 

Who is ready to learn some cool facts?

Have you ever taken a vacation to Rhode Island before? Do you live there? Whichever it may be, you can learn some facts about Rhode Island here, just continue reading on. Joey and Jinger love learning quick facts about each of the different states in the United States. They would love me to share some of those facts with you! Every Thursday, I will be posting quick facts about each of the fifty states in the United States. The states will be done in alphabetical (ABC) order! Last week we posted facts about Pennsylvania. This week we are posting cool facts about Rhode Island. The countdown is on, only 11 more states to blog about! Just eleven more weeks to go… Yay!!

Did you know that Rhode Island was the thirteenth (13th) state to join the union? Yes, that is right! Rhode Island officially joined the union on May 29, 1790! Rhode Island is the last one of the original thirteen colonies. Rhode Island is located in the Northeastern region of the United States. It is a New England State. Rhode Island is bordered by two (2) states: Connecticut and Massachusetts. Rhode Island also shares a border with the Atlantic Ocean. Rhode Island is the fiftieth (50th) largest state in the United States. That means Rhode Island is the smallest state in the United States of America. There are about 1,095,612 people that live in the state of Rhode Island.

 

Rhode Island famous person alert:

Did you know that George T. Downing lived in Providence, Rhode Island? George T. Downing was a civil rights activist and a successful restaurant owner. He owned restaurants in Rhode Island, Washington D.C., and New York. To learn more about George T. Downing: CLICK HERE

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Quick Facts about Rhode Island:

1. A few things Rhode Island is known for are: the beautiful beaches, Johnnycakes, and the first colony to declare its independence from British rule. A few of the nicknames for the state of Rhode Island are: the Ocean State, the Plantation State, and the Little Rhody State. The Rhode Island state motto is “Hope”. The Rhode Island state motto was adopted sometime in 1664. The abbreviation for Rhode Island is RI.

2. The capital of Rhode Island is Providence. Providence officially became the capital of Rhode Island in 1900. Providence has an estimated population of about 189,693 people.

3. The state bird for Rhode Island is the Rhode Island Red. The Rhode Island Red is a domestic chicken. The Rhode Island Red was chosen as the state bird for Rhode Island on May 3, 1954. You can look at pictures and read more about the Rhode Island Red here: CLICK HERE

Remember to ask your parent/caretaker’s permission before clicking on any links!

4. The Rhode Island official state flower is the Viola sororia also known as the Common blue violet. The Viola sororia is a flower that can be found growing throughout the state of Rhode Island. The Viola sororia starts blooming during the spring months. They are very beautiful flowers!! The Rhode Island Viola sororia became the official state flower on March 11, 1968.

5. Rhode Island’s current state flag was officially adopted on November 1, 1897. Rhode Island’s state flag has a white background and the state seal appears on it.

6. Some crops that are grown in Rhode Island are: apples, corn, grapes, hay, onions, and potatoes.

7. Some cool places to visit while in Rhode Island are: the Roger Williams Park Zoo, Block Island, and the Ocean Drive Historic District.

8. Some animals that live in Rhode Island are: beavers, coyotes, squirrels, rabbits, and white-tailed deer.

9. Rhode Island can get very hot and very cold depending on the time of year. The hottest temperature ever recorded in Rhode Island was 104 degrees Fahrenheit in Providence, Rhode Island on August 2, 1975. The coldest temperature ever recorded in Rhode Island was -28 degrees (28 degrees below zero) Fahrenheit in Richmond, Rhode Island on January 17, 1942.

 

 

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Rhode Island Facts


 

 

Get your free printable Rhode Island worksheet here:

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Rhode Island Worksheet








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Books about Rhode Island:

1. Hello, Rhode Island! by Martha Zschock

2. What's Great about Rhode Island? by Rebecca Felix

3. The Rhode Island Colony by Dennis B. Fradin

4. R is for Rhode Island Red by Mark Allio

Parents/caretakers be sure books are child friendly before reading them to your child/children.

 

 

Tune in next week to learn some cool facts about South Carolina! Thank you for reading my blog post!! "Learning never exhausts the mind." —Leonardo da Vinci

 

 

I have made a variety of printables for you. Check them out here:

http://www.joeysavestheday.com/p/printables.html

Join the Joey Saves The Day group on Facebook for giveaways, learning, and fun:

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Follow me on Instagram:

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Check out the books that I have written here:

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Subscribe to my YouTube channel:

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I'm Mimi, the author of the JOEY SAVES THE DAY! book series. I love reading and writing. I homeschool my two youngest children. My 16-year-old daughter illustrated the books and will illustrate all the rest of them in the series. She started illustrating the series when she was 14 years old. She loves to draw. She is learning as she goes. Her dream is to one day be a famous illustrator and a fantasy book writer. Help me make my daughter’s dreams a reality! Children and adults everywhere will love these books. The story and illustrations within the pages of the books will put a big smile on your face and your child will be delighted as you read them the books. The illustrations are adorable and the stories are super cute. You don’t want to miss out on the opportunity to own this collection of adorable books! All five of the books are available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Target, Walmart, and Books A Million. 

 

 JOEY SAVES THE DAY! AT DAYCARE

Delilah doesn't want to stay at daycare. So, Joey helps his friend Delilah feel happy by doing silly things to make her laugh at daycare. They have so much fun the day is over in a flash!

JOEY SAVES THE DAY! AT MEMAW’S

Joey helps his Memaw find something she is missing and its right there in plain sight. Some of us have done this before! Join Joey in this funny and cute quest to find his Memaw's eyeglasses.

JOEY SAVES THE DAY! THE MISSING TEDDY BEAR

Joey helps his sister find her missing teddy bear. They look everywhere. I bet you can't guess where Joey and Jinger find the missing teddy bear?

JOEY SAVES THE DAY! LOST AT THE ZOO

Joey 's father gets lost while they are visiting the seven continents at the zoo. Come on this adorable adventure with Joey and his family as they visit each of the seven continents at the zoo!

Santa's Rainbow Reindeer

Join Harry and Holly Jingles as they introduce us to Santa's Rainbow Reindeer. Learn about them one by one. The Rainbow Reindeer help your children get ready for bed so Santa can bring them gifts when they are all tucked in their bed and sound asleep. This book is interactive.

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Facts about Iguanas

Good day to you! 

Who is ready to learn something cool?

Iguanas are one of the largest lizards in the world. Have you ever seen an Iguana before? Maybe you have held one or had one as a pet? Which ever it may be; keep on reading to learn some cool facts about Iguanas. Did you know that Iguanas have really sharp teeth? It makes ripping apart plants easier for them to eat.

 

What is your favorite type of reptile?

 

With your parent/caretaker’s permission you may click on the link below to see some pictures of iguanas: CLICK HERE


 

Facts about iguanas:

1. Iguanas are large lizards. They are cold blooded reptiles. There are about 30 species of different types of iguanas. Here is a list of some of them:

  • Cuban iguanas
  • Desert iguanas
  • Gau iguanas
  • Green iguanas
  • Rhinoceros iguanas
  • Spiny-Tailed Iguanas

2. Iguanas are herbivores. They eat mostly leaves, flowers, and some fruits.

3. The Green iguanas are the largest species of the iguanas. They can grow up to seven foot (7) long. They can weigh as much as 20 pounds maybe more depending on the gender of the iguana.

4. The blue iguana is one of the rarest type of iguanas. They can get up to about five feet to six feet long and weigh up to 30 pounds maybe more or less depending on the gender.

5. Iguanas are diurnal. Diurnal means they are mostly active during the day time hours.

6. Most iguanas are arboreal. Arboreal means they live in trees or bushes with branches.

7. Iguanas come from warm tropical places like South America, Central America, and some parts of the Caribbeans.

8. Depending on the type of iguana they can live up to 25 years or more in the wild. The oldest living iguana is at the Australia zoo (the Steve Irwin Family). His name is Rhino and he is forty-two (42) years old.

 

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Facts about iguanas


 

 

Get your free printable iguana coloring sheet here:

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Iguana worksheet

Iguana worksheet

 

Visit my printables section for a wide selection of worksheets and coloring sheets!

 

 

Books about iguanas:

1. Facts About the Iguana by Lisa Strattin

2. Unbelievable Pictures and Facts About Iguanas by Olivia Greenwood

3. Iguana Coloring Book For Kids by Swim Book House

4. Let's Look at Iguanas by Judith Jango-Cohen

 

Parents/caretakers be sure books are child friendly before reading them to your child/children.

 

 

Short story alert:

Once upon a time there was a baby iguana named Spikey. He was a Spiny-Tailed iguana. He loved the sun and the heat from the sun that warmed his body. Spikey was a cold-blooded reptile. Spikey loved to crawl on the floor of the forest where he lived and he blended in well with the rocks. One day Spikey decided to be a little more adventurous, so he climbed up a tree. He spotted a flower off in the distance to eat. He slowly made his way to the flower and ate it all up. He has never climbed up a tree before. When he tried to get back down the tree to the ground, he got a little nervous. He was not sure how to do it at first. He tried to go straight down. He tried to back down the tree, but everything he tried he just couldn’t seem to get down the tree. Spikey’s Mom and Dad were watching their son from the ground. They let him try to get down the tree for a little while by himself. Spikey’s father soon went up the tree and showed his son how to get back down to the ground. Spikey watched his father go up and down the tree and before you know it Spikey made his way back down the tree to the ground. Spikey never forgot the lesson his dad taught him that day. Spikey’s motto is to live and learn! THE END!

 

Thanks a million for reading my post!! "Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn."— Benjamin Franklin

 

 

I have made a variety of printables for you. Check them out, they are free:

http://www.joeysavestheday.com/p/printables.html

Join my Joey Saves The Day group on Facebook for giveaways, learning, and fun:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/376033837169442

Follow me on Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/mimijoey444/

Like and follow my author page:

https://www.facebook.com/Mimi-Jones-114739544135886

Check out the books that I have written here:

http://www.joeysavestheday.com/p/blog-page_16.html

Feature your book on my website here:

http://www.joeysavestheday.com/p/book-of-day.html

Subscribe to my YouTube channel:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1bduPttfxAukXAep6Bxisw

 

I'm Mimi, the author of the JOEY SAVES THE DAY! book series. I love reading, writing, teaching, and learning. I homeschool my two youngest children. My 16-year-old daughter illustrated the books and will illustrate all the rest of them in the series. She started illustrating the series when she was 14 years old. She loves to draw. She is learning as she goes. Her dream is to one day be a famous illustrator and a fantasy book writer. Help me make my daughter’s dreams a reality and watch how her illustrations evolve over time! Children and adults everywhere will love these books. The story and illustrations within the pages of the books will put a big smile on your face and your child will be delighted as you read them the books. The illustrations are adorable and the stories are super cute. You don’t want to miss out on the opportunity to own this collection of adorable books! All five of the books are available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Target, Walmart, and Books A Million.

 

JOEY SAVES THE DAY! AT DAYCARE

Delilah doesn't want to stay at daycare. So, Joey helps his friend Delilah feel happy by doing silly things to make her laugh at daycare. They have so much fun the day is over in a flash!

JOEY SAVES THE DAY! AT MEMAW’S

Joey helps his Memaw find something she is missing and its right there in plain sight. Some of us have done this before! Join Joey in this funny and cute quest to find his Memaw's eyeglasses.

JOEY SAVES THE DAY! THE MISSING TEDDY BEAR

Joey helps his sister find her missing teddy bear. They look everywhere. I bet you can't guess where Joey and Jinger find the missing teddy bear?

JOEY SAVES THE DAY! LOST AT THE ZOO

Joey 's father gets lost while they are visiting the seven continents at the zoo. Come on this adorable adventure with Joey and his family as they visit each of the seven continents at the zoo!

Santa's Rainbow Reindeer

Join Harry and Holly Jingles as they introduce us to Santa's Rainbow Reindeer. Learn about them one by one. The Rainbow Reindeer help your children get ready for bed so Santa can bring them gifts when they are all tucked in their bed and sound asleep. This book is interactive.

Thursday, November 24, 2022

Facts about Pennsylvania

Well, hello there! 

Are you ready to learn some cool facts?

Have you ever taken a vacation to Pennsylvania before? Do you live there? Whichever it may be, you can learn some facts about Pennsylvania here, just continue reading. Joey and Jinger love learning quick facts about each of the different states in the United States. They would love me to share some of those facts with you! Every Thursday, I will be posting quick facts about each of the fifty states in the United States. The states will be done in alphabetical (ABC) order! Last week we posted facts about Oregon. This week we are posting cool facts about Pennsylvania. The countdown is on, only 12 more states to blog about! Just twelve more weeks to go… Yippie!!

Did you know that Pennsylvania was the second (2nd) state to join the union? Yes, that is correct! Pennsylvania officially joined the union on December 12, 1787! Pennsylvania is located in the Northeastern region of the United States. Pennsylvania is bordered by six (6) states: New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, West Virginia, Ohio, and New York. Pennsylvania is the ninth (33rd) largest state in the United States. That means Pennsylvania is one of the medium sized states. There are about 12,964,058 people that live in the state of Pennsylvania. That is a large amount of people.

 

Pennsylvania famous person alert:

Did you know that Willard Carroll Smith II also known as Will Smith, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania? Will Smith is a famous actor, musician, and comedian. To learn more about Will Smith: CLICK HERE 

Be sure to get your parent/caretaker’s permission before clicking on any links.

 

 

Share a fact about the state you reside in?

 

 

Quick Facts about Pennsylvania:

1. A few things Pennsylvania is known for are: the Declaration of Independence, one of the thirteen original colonies, and the Gettysburg battle. A few of the nicknames for the state of Pennsylvania are: the Keystone State, the Coal State, and the Quaker State. The Pennsylvania state motto is “Virtue, liberty, and independence." The Pennsylvania state motto was adopted sometime in 1875. The abbreviation for Pennsylvania is PA.

2. The capital of Pennsylvania is Harrisburg. Harrisburg officially became the capital of Pennsylvania in 1812. Harrisburg has an estimated population of about 50,136 people.

3. The state bird of Pennsylvania is the Ruffed grouse. The Ruffed grouse was chosen as the state bird for Pennsylvania in 1931. You can look at pictures and read more about the Ruffed grouse here: CLICK HERE

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4. The official state flower of Pennsylvania is the Mountain-laurel. The Pennsylvania Mountain-laurel grows along the ride sides, yards, and many other places in the state. The Pennsylvania Mountain-laurel is star shaped and comes in different shades of white, pink, and red. They are very beautiful flowers!! The Mountain-laurel became Pennsylvania’s official state flower in 1933.

5. Pennsylvania’s current state flag was officially adopted on February 26, 1925. Pennsylvania’s state flag has a blue background and the state seal appears on it.

6. Some crops that are grown in Pennsylvania are: barley, corn, cherries, grapes, hay, peaches, and wheat.

7. Some cool places to visit while in Pennsylvania are: the Independence National Historical Park, Dutch Wonderland, and Hershey Park.

8. Some animals that live in Pennsylvania are: black bear, bald eagles, long-tailed weasels, skunks, and white-tailed deer.

9. Pennsylvania can get very hot and very cold depending on the time of year. The hottest temperature ever recorded in Pennsylvania was 111 degrees Fahrenheit in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania on July 9/10, 1936. The coldest temperature ever recorded in Pennsylvania was -42 degrees (42 degrees below zero) Fahrenheit in Smethport, Pennsylvania on January 5, 1904.

 

 

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Books about Pennsylvania:

1. Little Pennsylvania by Trinka Hakes Noble

2. Philadelphia and the State of Pennsylvania by Kate Boehm Jerome

3. Kids Love Pennsylvania by George and Michele Zavatsky

4. Betsy's Philadelphia Adventure by Marcia Sawyer and Sandy Mayer

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