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
3/21/18 Money Math Write a math word problem that has money in its solution. Be sure to send the correct answer! 4/4/18
3/28/18 Silly Allergy Pick something silly to be allergic to. How would this change your life? 4/11/18
 4/4/18  Good Turn  Write about one time when you helped someone else, or when someone helped you…someone “did a good turn.”  4/18/18
 4/11/18  Fiesta Time  In Spanish, it’s fiesta. In English, it’s festival. If you were in charge, what games would people play? What food would they eat? How would you decorate?  4/25/18
4/18/18 Animal Riddle: Who Am I? Give 3 clues to help someone guess an animal you are thinking of. Give your answer, too. 5/2/18
4/25/18 Elephant Jokes Send us your favorite elephant joke or riddle. 5/9/18
 5/2/18  News Media  What are some topics you think are important in the news? What topics are especially interesting to you?  5/16/18
  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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