Category Archives: Letter From Truman

Truman’s Letter – July 2017

Hi, Kids!

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

Hi, Kids!
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

Hi, Kids!

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

Hi, Kids!

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 […]


Hi, Kids!
I was just outside checking our rain gauge with my mom. I really like the fact that even with high-tech equipment and radar systems to help predict and measure the weather there are also simple and easy ways to record weather. The rain gauge was so much fun that my mom and […]

Truman’s Letter – January 2017

Hi, Kids!
Happy New Year! I just love fresh starts and new beginnings. This year is pretty special because we are getting a new president. The election was held on Nov. 8, 2016, but the incoming president doesn’t take office until Jan. 20, 2017. You can find out more about this process in the […]

Letter From Truman – December 2016

Hi, Kids!
One of my favorite things about this world is how different things are. Animals, plants,
people and even buildings and cars are different. This makes the world an interesting place. But sometimes, when I am the one who feels different, all that variety doesn’t seem so great. My teacher tells […]

Truman’s Letter

Hi, Kids!

Have you ever been to the White House? It is an amazing building. Its history is pretty amazing, too. Did you know that in 1814 the British burned down the White House? It was during the War of 1812. James Madison was president at the time. He was away, but his wife and […]


Hi, Kids!

We are talking about government this month. Understanding our government and how it works is important. In fact, next month, on Tuesday, Nov. 8, our country will elect a new president.

This is something that happens every four years in America. You can learn more about some of the different types of government (because not […]

September 2016 – Letter From Truman

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We are in the middle of hurricane season, which seems like a good time to learn more about these impressive storms. Did you know that hurricanes can only form under specific circumstances? Northern Africa is where hurricanes commonly form. Another hurricane fact – there is an organization in charge of naming hurricanes. Learn […]