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Have you ever taken a vacation to New York? Maybe you live there? Whichever it may be, you can learn some quick facts about New York right here! Just keep on reading. Joey and Jinger love learning cool facts about all of the different states in the United States. They would love me to share some of those cool facts with you! So, each and 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 order! Last week we posted facts about New Mexico. This week we are posting quick facts about New York. The countdown is on, only 18 more states to blog about! Yay!!
Did you know that New York was the eleventh (11th) state to join the union? Yes, that is right! New York officially joined the union on July 26, 1788! New York is located in the Northeastern region of the United States. New York is bordered by five (5) states: Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. New York is the twenty-seventh (27th) largest state in the United States. New York is one of the bigger states. There are about 8,467,513 people that reside in the state of New York.
New York famous person alert:
Did you know that Elizabeth Jennings Graham was born in Manhattan, New York? Elizabeth Jennings Graham was a school teacher and a civil rights activist. She also played the organ for church services. To learn more about Elizabeth Jennings Graham: Click here.
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Quick Facts about New York:
1. A few things New York is known for are: the skyscrapers, Wall Street, and Central Park. A few of the nicknames for the state of New York are: the Empire State, the Big Apple, and the City that Never Sleeps. The New York state motto is Excelsior. Excelsioris is a Latin phrase which means, “ever upward”. The New York state motto was adopted in 1778. The abbreviation for New York is NY.
2. The capital of New York is Albany. Albany officially became the capital of New York in 1797. Albany has an estimated population of about 96,860 people.
3. The New York state bird is the Eastern bluebird. The Eastern bluebird was chosen as the state bird for New York on May 18, 1970. The Eastern bluebird is a songbird. The Eastern bluebird is a deep blue color. It has a rusted brownish orange color on its throat area and the underneath area is a creamy whitish color. It is a beautiful bird.
4. The New York official state flower is the rose. The rose is a perennial flower/plant that can be found growing throughout the state of New York. The rose starts blooming as early as the month of April and continue to bloom until the early fall months. They are beautiful flowers!! The New York rose became the official state flower in 1955.
5. New York’s current state flag was officially adopted on April 1, 1901. New York’s state flag has a blue background with the New York state seal on it.
6. Some crops that are grown in New York are: apples, cherries, corn, cucumbers, grapes, oats, potatoes, and wheat.
7. Some cool places to visit while in New York are: the Statue of Liberty, the Belvedere Castle, and Niagara Falls.
8. Some animals that live in New York are: bats, black bear, coyotes, gray fox, raccoons, and squirrels.
9. New York can get very hot and very cold depending on the time of year. The hottest temperature ever recorded in New York was 108 degrees Fahrenheit in Troy, New York on July 22, 1926. The coldest temperature ever recorded in New York was -52 degrees (52 degrees below zero) Fahrenheit in Old Forge, New York on February 18, 1979.
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Books about New York:
1. A Walk in New York by Salvatore Rubbino
2. Hey Kids! Let's Visit New York City by Teresa Mills
3. ALL ABOUT NEW YORK by Bandana Ojha
4. New York: What's So Great About This State by Kate Boehm Jerome
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Tune in next week to learn some quick facts about North Carolina! Thank you for reading my post!! “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” -Dr. Seuss
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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 15-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.
1. 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!
2. 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.
3. 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?
4. 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!
5. 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.
Where, Oh, Where, Could My Dinosaur Be?
A little boy misplaces his stuffed dinosaur and needs your help to find it. Join the little boy on his hunt through his house to find his missing dinosaur. This book will stimulate your child's imagination. It will help teach them left and right learning and basic rhyming.