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
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
11/21/18 Winter Poem How does winter feel? Smell? Sound? Taste? Look? Use 10 lines or fewer for your winter poem. 12/5/18
11/28/18 Receive or give? Some people say it is better to give than to receive. What do you think this means? Can you give an example? 12/12/18
12/5/18 My Own Restaurant IF you owned a restaurant, what would you call it? What foods would you serve? What would be special about your restaurant? 12/19/18
12/12/18 Holiday Math Make up a story problem using candy canes or something else often seen in December. 12/26/18
12/19/18 When I Grow Up What kind of work would you like to do when you grow up? How would you learn to be good at it? 1/2/19
12/26/18 Make a Difference Tell about a time when you said or did something that helped someone else. 1/9/19
1/2/18 Oh Canada! Research Canada and write three to five facts about the country. 1/16/19
  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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