Thursday, April 21

Facts about Connecticut

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Are ready to learn some cool facts about Connecticut??

Joey loves learning facts about the different states. He would like to share some of those facts with you! 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 facts about Colorado. This week we are posting facts about Connecticut.

Did you know that Connecticut is the 5th state to join the union? Yes, that is right. Connecticut officially joined the union on January 9, 1788! Connecticut is located in the Northeastern corner of the United States. Connecticut is bordered by three (3) other states: Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and New York. Connecticut is the forty eighth (48th) largest state in the United States. Connecticut is one of the smallest states. There are about 3.6 million people living in Connecticut.


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Facts about Connecticut:

1. A few things Connecticut is known for are its beautiful fall colors and Yale University. The nickname for the state of Connecticut is: The Constitution State. The Connecticut state motto is Qui transtulit sustinet which means he who transplanted still sustains. The abbreviation for Connecticut is CT.

2. The capital of Connecticut is Hartford. Hartford officially became the capital of Connecticut in 1875. Hartford has a population of around 123,088 people.

3. The Connecticut state bird is the American Robin. The American Robin was chosen as the state bird in 1943. The American Robins like to sing (chirp). The American Robin has reddish-orange colored chest feathers. The rest of the bird is grayish brown in color with a dark colored head. It is a very beautiful bird.

4. The Connecticut official state flower is the Mountain-laurel. The Connecticut Mountain-laurel grows along the ride sides, yards, and many other places in Connecticut. The Connecticut Mountain-laurel is star shaped and comes in different shades of white, pink, and red. They are very beautiful flowers!! The Connecticut Mountain-laurel became Connecticut’s official state flower in 1907.

5. The Connecticut state flag became the official flag on September 9, 1897.

6. Some crops that are grown in Connecticut are: apples, barley, beets, hay, and tobacco.

7. A few places to visit in Connecticut are: Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo, and the Mark Twain House & Museum.

8. Some of the animals that live in Connecticut are the eastern black bear, eastern grey squirrel, badgers, beavers, white tailed deer, and coyotes.

9. Connecticut can get very hot and very cold depending on the time of year. The hottest temperature ever recorded in Connecticut was 106 degrees Fahrenheit in Danbury, Connecticut on July 15, 1995. The coldest temperature ever recorded in Connecticut was -32 degrees Fahrenheit (32 degrees below zero) in Falls Village, Connecticut on February 16, 1943.


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Connecticut worksheet


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Books about Connecticut:

1. Connecticut by Michael Burgan

2. Night-Night Connecticut by Katherine Sully

3. Lucky to Live in Connecticut by Kate Jerome

4. N Is For Nutmeg: A Connecticut Alphabet by Elissa Grodin

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