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
 8/23/17  If I Were a Teacher  What would you choose as the 3 most important rules in your classroom?  9/6/17
8/30/17 Caring for Special Places How do you and others show your respect for the places where you spend time? 9/13/17
9/6/17 Stop Bullying Now! If you see someone being bullied, or if it happens to you, what are some ways to stop it? 9/20/17
 9/13/17  Cool Off!  How do you try to calm down or “cool off” when you are angry?  9/27/17
9/20/17 Exploration What wild region of planet Earth would you like to explore? Why? 10/4/17
 9/27/17  The Oak Tree  One day I was climbing the old oak tree when…Finish the story in 100 words or less.  10/11/17
10/4/17 Talking Otter Pretend you are an otter. Talk about your life. 10/18/17
10/11/17 Costume Idea Think of a cool costume that you could make. Tell what materials to use and how to make it. 10/25/17
  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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