Thursday, December 15

Facts about South Dakota

Howdy folks! 

Who is ready to learn some cool facts?

Have you ever visited South Dakota before? Do you live there? Whichever it may be, you can learn some amazing facts about South Dakota right here; just continue to read. Joey and Jinger love learning cool 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 cool 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 South Carolina. This week we are posting cool facts about South Dakota. The countdown is on, only nine (9) more states to blog about! Just nine more weeks to go… Yay!!

Did you know that South Dakota was the fortieth (40th) state to join the union? Yes, that is right! South Dakota officially joined the union on November 2, 1889! South Dakota is located in the Midwestern region of the United States. South Dakota is bordered by six (6) states: North Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, Wyoming, and Montana. South Dakota is the seventeenth (17th) largest state in the United States. That means South Dakota is one of the bigger states in the United States of America. There are about 895,375 people that live in the state of South Dakota.

 


South Dakota famous person alert:

Did you know that Russell Charles Means was born in Porcupine, South Dakota? Russell Charles Means was an Oglala Lakota Sioux Indian civil rights activist, writer, and actor. To learn more about Russell Charles Means: CLICK HERE

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Quick Facts about South Dakota:

1. A few things South Dakota is known for are: Mount Rushmore, the Black Hills mountains, and the beautiful landscapes. A few of the nicknames for the state of South Dakota are: the Mount Rushmore State, the Blizzard State, and the Sunshine State. The South Dakota state motto is “Under God the People Rule”. The South Dakota state motto was adopted sometime in 1885. The abbreviation for South Dakota is SD.

2. The capital of South Dakota is Pierre. Pierre officially became the capital of South Dakota in 1889. Pierre has an estimated population of about 14,000 people.

3. The state bird for South Dakota is the Ring-necked Pheasant. The South Dakota Ring-necked Pheasant is a beautiful bird. The South Dakota Ring-necked Pheasant was chosen as the state bird for South Dakota in 1943. You can look at pictures and read more about the South Dakota Ring-necked Pheasant here: CLICK HERE

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4. The South Dakota official state flower is the American Pasque flower. The American Pasque flower is a perennial flowering (wildflowers) plant that can be found growing throughout the state of South Dakota. The American Pasque flower starts blooming during the spring months. They are very beautiful flowers!! The South Dakota American Pasque flower became the official state flower on March 5, 1903.

5. South Dakota’s current state flag was officially adopted in 1861. South Dakota’s state flag has a blue background with their state seal on it. The words SOUTH DAKOTA THE MOUNT RUSHMORE STATE appears in yellow and circle around the state seal on the flag.

6. Some crops that are grown in South Dakota are: alfalfa, barley, hay, millet, sunflowers, and wheat.

7. Some cool places to visit while in South Dakota are: Mount Rushmore National Memorial, the Wind Cave National Park, and Black Hills National Forest.

8. Some animals that live in South Dakota are: bison, big horn sheep, eagles, hawks, mountain goats, and white-tailed deer.

9. South Dakota can get very hot and very cold depending on the time of year. The hottest temperature ever recorded in South Dakota was 120 degrees Fahrenheit in Fort Pierre, South Dakota on July 15, 2006. The coldest temperature ever recorded in South Dakota was -58 degrees (58 degrees below zero) Fahrenheit in McIntosh, South Dakota on February 17, 1936.

 

 

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Facts about South Dakota


 

 

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Books about South Dakota:

1. South Dakota by Jo S. Kittinger

2. M is for Mount Rushmore by William Anderson

3. Where Is Mount Rushmore? by True Kelley

4. South Dakota Curiosities by Bernie Hunhoff

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Tune in next week to learn some cool facts about Tennessee! Thank you for reading my blog post!! " Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it." Albert Einstein

 

 


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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 13

Facts about Valais Blacknose sheep

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Who is ready to learn some cool facts?

Have you ever heard of the Valais Blacknose sheep? Well, if you have heard of them then you know they are one of the world’s cutest sheep!! They are very fluffy and cute. Valais Blacknose is a type of long haired (wool) domestic sheep that originated from Switzerland. Their wool is mostly white on their body with black on their face. Sometimes a Valais Blacknose may be born with all black wool and a little white wool here and there on their body.

 

What is your favorite kind of sheep?

 

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Quick facts about the Valais Blacknose sheep:

1. The Valais Blacknose sheep’s scientific name is Ovis aries. There are well over 100 different breeds of sheep. Here is a list of some of the different types of sheep:

  • Askanian Sheep
  • Awassi
  • Dorset Sheep
  • Lincoln Sheep
  • Montadale
  • Southdown Sheep
  • Valais Blacknose Sheep

2. The Valais blacknose sheep is an herbivore. Herbivore means they do not eat meat. They eat plants, grasses, hay, and other plant matter. They love to graze in fields.

3. The Valais blacknose sheep can weigh as much as 200 pounds depending on its gender.

4. A group of sheep is referred to as a flock, herd, and/or fold. A female sheep is called an ewe. A male sheep is called a ram. Baby sheep are called a lamb, cosset, or lambkin.

5. The Valais blacknose sheep are very social and friendly. They would make a good pet for an experienced handler.

6. Sheep are diurnal. Diurnal means that they do most of their activities during the daytime hours. 

7. Both the rams (Valais blacknose sheep) and the ewes have horns.

8. The Valais blacknose sheep is a rare breed of sheep with about 14,000 in existence living in Valais, Switzerland.


 

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Valais Blacknose sheep


 

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Books about Valais Blacknose/sheep:

1. Baa-Baa Blacknose Sheep: The Blacknose Sheep from Valais by Fabienne Truffer

2. Homesteading Animals (5) Valais Blacknose Sheep by Norman J. Stone

3. Snoopy the Sheep by Helga Moser

4. Agnes and the Sheep by Elle Rowley

 

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Short story alert:

Once upon a time there was a big fluffy white and very adorable sheep named Florence. Florence was a Valais Blacknose sheep. Florence loved to graze the field she lived on. She could eat grass and other plant matter for hours a day. One day while she was grazing in the field, she spotted another sheep. This sheep was different looking though. The sheep was beautiful. Florence slowly made her way over to the sheep. When she finally got close enough, she stood there patiently watching the other sheep. The other sheep said, “Hello, my name is Fluffy, nice to meet you.” Florence said, “Hello there; I was just admiring your beauty.” Fluffy told Florence that she too was admiring her beauty! Fluffy was an Askanian sheep. They would graze together and talk to each other about their sheep lives. Fluffy told Florence that one day there was a very scary coyote who tried to eat her. Thankfully her friend who was a dog chased the coyote away. Florence told Fluffy that she too was almost eaten by a scary coyote one day. Florence said, “Thankfully the farmer chased it away.” They were both very happy and thankful sheep. The two sheep spent a lot of time together over the years and grew to love one another. They became the best of sheep friends!! 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

 

 

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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 8

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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Facts about South Carolina


 

 

Get your free printable South Carolina worksheet here:

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South Carolina worksheet


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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

 

 

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

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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

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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Facts about Chameleons


 

 

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Facts about Chameleons worksheet







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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:

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

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

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Follow me on Instagram:

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Like and follow my author page:

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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:

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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

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

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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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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

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