Category Archives: Letter From Truman

July 2016- Letter from Truman

Hi Kids!
I love going to birthday parties and celebrating with my friends and family. One of my very favorite birthday celebrations happens this month — America’s birthday! We celebrate it on July 4. My favorite part is going to see the fireworks. What are you doing this July 4th? If you would like to […]

June 2016 – Letter from Truman

Hi, Kids!

Can you imagine what life would be like if we could not drive cars or ride in trains or buses? What about if we had no heat or electricity for our homes and schools? It takes fuel to make these things happen. Most vehicles, homes, schools and businesses use fossil fuels to function. […]

May 2016 – Letter from Truman

Hi, Kids!

I love adventures! Do you? Meriwether Lewis and William Clark were two very lucky adventurers who lived in the 1800s. They got to explore a big part of North America in 1804-1806. They and their expedition party traveled about 8,000 miles on foot.

When Lewis and Clark explored western North America, there were […]

April 2016 – Letter from Truman

Hi, Kids!

Have you ever wondered what it is that makes you so special? Of course, there are many things that make each of us unique. One of them is our genetics. We are each made up of genes that determine what we look like as well as other things like whether or not we […]

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.


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 […]