Category Archives: Letter From Truman

Letter From Truman | January 2018

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People have been using gold for thousands of years. This issue talks about gold in America – where to find it and how it changed our country. You can read about it in the “Connections” section.

Charles Christian Nahl was born in Germany, but he spent a lot of his adult life in […]

Letter From Truman | December 2017

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I went to the doctor for a checkup this week. She told me a lot about how my body works. Did you know there are six different systems that work together to keep your body healthy? You can read more about them in the “Connections” section.
One thing that is an important […]

Truman’s Letter November 2017

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History is filled with such interesting people! George Washington Carver is just one of them. Carver was an environmentalist, a botanist — a scientist who studies plants — and an inventor. Many people associate him with peanuts, but there were other crops he worked with, too. You can find out more about that […]

Truman’s Letter October 2017

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We all know that recycling is important, but did you know that the earth does some recycling of its own? The water cycle uses the same molecules over and over. Have you ever wondered about the energy source that makes the water cycle work? Find out all about it in the “Connections” section.


Truman’s Letter September 2017

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I made a new friend the other day. He just moved here from Poland. The way he talks sounds different from what I am used to hearing, but we had a great time getting to know each other. The “Connections” section talks about cultural differences. Check it out!

In “Wildville” we talk about […]

Truman’s Letter – August 2017

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Have you ever wondered what makes us each unique? A lot of it has to do with science! The information in the cells that we are made of determines things like hair color, height and skin tone. While scientists have learned a lot about this in recent decades, farmers were in the business […]

Truman’s Letter – July 2017

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I just got back from the library. I got to bring home three books. I love reading stories. Did you know that stories weren’t always written down? For thousands of years, people told stories to entertain, to teach, to pass on history. One of the oldest written stories is the Epic of […]

Truman’s Letter – June 2017

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I found a cool rock with a shell imprint in it. My teacher told me it’s called a fossil. I can’t wait for you to learn what I found out about how fossils are made! I had no idea there were so many kinds of fossils! Check it out in the “Connections” […]

Truman’s Letter – April 2017

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I planted some tomato seeds yesterday. I love tomatoes! I’ve been learning about plants and what they do. I had no idea how much one plant has to do to stay healthy every day. The “Connections” section talks about how plants work and why having plants around is important for people.

Most plants […]

Truman’s Letter- March 2017

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This issue is about economics, more specifically, the Great Depression. It was a hard time for a lot of people. You can read more about it in the “Connections” section.

The Great Depression affected the entire Western world, including America and Europe, so “Wildville” talks about European bison. They are a bit different […]