Category Archives: Letter From Truman

March 2016 – Letter from Truman

Hi, Kids!

Did you know that Earth is not round – only round-ish? I had no idea. When I learned about the many things that influence the shape of this big beautiful planet on which we live, I was surprised. And what I found out was quite interesting. Check out the “Connections” section to learn […]

February 2016 – Letter from Truman

Hi, Kids!

We know that ecosystems are interconnected systems where organisms interact and rely on each other. The Galapagos Islands have an especially interesting ecosystem. The plants and animals there are so unique that the government and other organizations are working hard to protect and preserve it. Read more about it in the “Connections” section.

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January 2016 – Letter from Truman

Hi, Kids!

Welcome to 2016! It is a brand new year with all kinds of exciting possibilities! I always love a fresh start, and the new year is a great time to think about ways to improve myself and things I want to accomplish.

I think it is pretty amazing that in the entire world […]

December 2015 – Letter from Truman

Hi, Kids!

Learning to manage resources is important. This is true for individuals as well as organizations. This month, the “Connections” section looks at a delicious example of how this works. It talks about supply and demand and how they are connected.

I got to talk to Jenefer Bell this month. Her job in Alaska […]

November 2015 – Letter from Truman

Hi, Kids

I learned a new word this month – municipality. That is a city, town or village that was established under the governing state guidelines. Many cities (municipalities) are holding elections this month. That means people are running for mayor and city council positions. It’s important for citizens to vote in the elections because […]

October 2015 – Letter from Truman

Hi, Kids!

Have you ever heard of the United Nations? It is an organization that includes countries from all over the world – 193 of them to be exact! Through the United Nations, these countries work together to make the the world a better place. Having 193 countries working together at anything is amazing, but […]

September 2015 – Letter from Truman

Hi, Kids!

Did you know that even as the earth circles the sun, the ground under your feet is moving, too? It’s called continent drift! The movement is super slow and in very small distances but it’s happening all the time – and it’s because of Earth’s tectonic plates. You can read more about how […]

August 2015 – Letter from Truman

Hi, Kids!

I just love a good story! I love reading them, listening to them and telling them, too! A folktale is a special kind of story. You’ve probably heard folktales before, I know I have. I just didn’t realize that’s what they are called. Read the “Connections” section to find out more about folktales […]

July 2015 – Letter from Truman

Hi, Kids!

Did you know that America’s official birthday is in July? That’s right! July 4th is the day we celebrate our country’s founding. In honor of America and her history, this issue is all about the United States. We take a look at some of the symbols that represent our country,

In “Cultural Connections” […]

June 2015 – Letter from Truman

Hi, Kids!

Have you ever wondered how the World Wide Web got started? I have. Here is a clue. It happened in Switzerland in a place called Cern. It’s an interesting story. You can read all about it in the “Connections” section.

Alberto Giacometti was from Switzerland. He is known for his sculptures of human […]