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
10/18/17 A Leaf’s Story Choose one kind of leaf, name it, and write a short story about its life. 11/1/17
10/25/17 Peace in the Home Name 3 or more ways that you can be helpful to whoever lives with you. 11/8/17
11/1/17 Volunteers Rock! Tell about a volunteer you would like to thank, and how they made a good difference. 11/15/17
 11/8/17  Thanksgiving  Write a poem about giving thanks. If you create an acrostic poem, please do not use the word THANKSGIVING. (Try THANKS or HOLIDAY or another, smaller word.)  11/22/17
 11/15/17 Start a Business  If you could start a business, what would it be? Why would you like to start this business?  11/29/17
11/22/17 Science in Your Life How has science made your life better? 12/6/17
11/29/17 I built my house of… Finish this sentence, and then tell a little more about a home you would like to build. 12/13/17
12/6/17 Gifts Describe some wonderful gifts that money can’t buy. 12/20/17
  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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