Kid Scoop

Kid Scoop Writing Corner Schedule Kid Scoop submissions – not to exceed 100 words – may be emailed to or mailed to NIE/Daily Hampshire Gazette, PO Box 299, Northampton, MA 01061, or faxed to (413) 585-5299.   Beware of faxes – if they are too faint to be read, they cannot be used. You may access a submission form for mailing here.



Deadline Title Explanation Publication Date
9/26/18 My Favorite Animal What is your favorite animal? Why? 10/10/18
10/3/18 Big Lie Tell a big lie about what you saw outside your window. 10/17/18
10/10/18 Halloween Jokes Tell us your favorite Halloween jokes and riddles. 10/24/18
10/17/18 Which Bat? Make up a short, rhyming poem that tells about baseball bats, or about bats that are animals, or both. 10/31/18
10/24/18 Exploration What part of planet Earth would you like to explore? Why? 11/7/18
10/31/18 Why is the ocean salty? What do you think? You can be scientific or silly with your answer. 11/14/18
11/7/18 Turkey for a National Bird? Do you think the wild turkey would be a better national bird than the eagle? Why or why not? 11/21/18
11/14/18 Holiday Celebrations Write about how your family celebrates one holiday of your choice. If your family doesn’t celebrate holidays, write about a favorite family activity. 11/28/18
  1. Diana Brewer
    January 4, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    How do you earn a certificate and where do they come from? Do you just have to submit something, or is there a special selection process?

    • laurelgardner
      January 11, 2013 at 9:55 am

      Every Wednesday, the Kid Scoop page shows a writing prompt at the bottom of the writing column. Hampshire County students in grades 1 through 6 are invited to send us responses of 100 words or fewer. During the school year, published authors receive ice cream gift certificates.

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