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
 3/22/17  The Money Tree  Imagine you found a money tree. What would it look like? How would you take care of it? What would you do with its money?  4/5/17
3/29/17 Why is the ocean salty? Your choice: Do some research and give a scientific answer, or make up a tall tale for the explanation. 4/12/17
4/5/17 My Favorite Vegetable Use at least three of your five senses to describe your favorite vegetable. 4/19/17
4/12/17 Receive or Give? Some say it is better to give than to receive. Do you agree? Why or why not? 4/26/17
4/19/17 Favorite Month What is your favorite month of the year? Why? If you like, you may answer with a short poem. 5/3/17
4/26/17 If I Were a Bird Tell what kind you would be, and, in your answer, give 3 facts about the bird you have chosen. 5/10/17
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
  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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