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
1/24/18 Winter Sports What is your favorite winter sport? Explain your choice. 2/7/18
1/31/18 Olympic Spirit Some people talk about the “Spirit of the Olympics.” What do you think that means? 2/14/18
 2/7/18  Fitness


 What is your favorite way to exercise? Why?  2/21/18
2/14/18 Setting Goals Think of 3 goals you would like to reach some day. Is there anything you can do now to help you reach these goals? 2/28/18
2/21/18 Sweet Talk Pretend that you need to “sweet-talk” your friend into helping you clean up your home or your classroom. What do you say? 3/7/18
2/28/18 All that glitters… Finish the sentence, and then write a little more about what you mean. 3/14/18
 3/7/18  Healthy Snacks  Choose one fruit or vegetable. Write an ad persuading kids to choose this for a snack instead of candy, cookies, or cake.  3/21/18
3/14/18 News Flash! Write a pretend news article about seeing a mythical creature, such as the Easter Bunny. Answer the questions who, what, where, when, how and why. 3/28/18
  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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