Kid Scoop

Kid Scoop Writing Corner Schedule Kid Scoop submissions – not to exceed 100 words – may be emailed to kidscorner@gazettenet.com 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
2/22/17 Admirable Woman Choose a woman you admire who is no longer alive. Give 3 reasons why you think she was admirable. 3/8/17
3/1/17 What if pigs could fly? Use the idea in a silly story of 100 words or fewer. 3/15/17
3/8/17 Goof Off Day March 22 is National Goof Off Day. Tell how you would like to celebrate. Be creative! 3/22/17
3/15/17 Sports Report What is your favorite sport or exercise? Describe it briefly, and tell why you like it. 3/29/17
 3/22/17  The Money Tree  Imagine you found a money tree. What would it look like? How would you take care of it? What would you do with its money?  4/5/17
3/29/17 Why is the ocean salty? Your choice: Do some research and give a scientific answer, or make up a tall tale for the explanation. 4/12/17
4/5/17 My Favorite Vegetable Use at least three of your five senses to describe your favorite vegetable. 4/19/17
4/12/17 Receive or Give? Some say it is better to give than to receive. Do you agree? Why or why not? 4/26/17
  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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