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
5/3/17 Remembering the School Year What are a few things that you will remember about this school year? Share in a paragraph. 5/17/17
5/10/17 Puppy Time Pretend you are a puppy. What do you look like? How do you like to spend your time? 5/24/17
5/17/17 What’s the problem? Write a math problem that has dollars and cents in it. Be sure to send in the correct answer. 5/31/17
 5/24/17  Best Book of the Summer  Tell the name and author of a book you like. Is the book fiction or non-fiction? Why do you think other kids might also enjoy it?  6/7/17
5/31/17 A Great Parent What are some things that a great parent does for children? Who are some great parents you know? 6/14/17
6/7/17 When I Grow Up Choose one job you would like to have some day. Why would you enjoy it? What would you need to learn to be good at it? 6/21/17
6/14/17 If the Moon Were Made of Cheese… Finish this sentence, then add a few more imaginative thoughts. 6/28/17
  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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