Just want to share my pleasure with you. I am so excited about the response I'm getting for Kid Scoop. We've run a kid page for years, but I always had to really fish to get feedback! These days I'm getting mail from teachers every day with wonderful student writing (for the Kid Scoop Weekly Writing Corner) and great little notes about how glad teachers are for the new opportunities in our paper thanks to Kid Scoop. Hurray!
We use My Kid Scoop in half page color for reading readiness activities once a week. The feature also has a different readiness activity for each day of the week that takes children back to the newspaper with the teacher or with the family at home. Several of my teachers do the activity pages with the students on the day it is published and then send the whole paper home with the kids, asking the family to do the daily family activities. It is then a 2 for 1 because it improves family literacy and communication. The parents then see the newspaper as an educational tool. The teachers enthusiastically report that those kindergartners who use the newspaper at school and at home grow several grade levels in their vocabulary and reading skills in that one year.
You'll be happy to know that the number of advance orders for copies of our Friday paper (Kid Scoop day) outdistance any other day by about 30%. Requests for bilingual Spanish material continue to increase. Thanks for helping us deliver!
We have used Kid Scoop for many years at the Akron Beacon Journal. It's the one feature we offer to schools that consistently offers great content for teachers using our Newspaper In Education program. The kids love seeing their writing published in the Weekly Writing Corner and the teachers love having something fun and educational that is linked to standards. We hear much praise for the Kid Scoop page in the letters we receive from students and teachers. Our NIE program would not be the same without it!
I have been pleased with our decision to switch to Kid Scoop. The feedback from the teachers has been positive, and I have been thrilled with the response to the Weekly Writing Corner. Thank you for providing a page that is educationally sound and fun for kids.
My second graders feel like authors. They are no longer writing sentences, but stories. When you've been published in a newspaper, you're an author. They continue doing it past the assignment, at home, after school and over the summer.
Kid Scoop My five year old grandson comes to spend every Saturday night. I save the Kid Scoop article to do with him on the weekend. He is five and has Asberger's Syndrome (a form of Autism) so the breakdown of many small activities is perfect for him. Thanks for this wonderful addition to the newspaper.
I am 45 years old and I love Kid Scoop. I read it to my son on a regular basis and he thinks it's great too!
Thank you for including this worthwhile page in your newspaper. At last someone has realized that children are blossoming readers searching for reading and learning experiences that fit!
I like to read the newspaper because it gives me a lot of facts. It tells me what is happening in the world and also what is happening in sports, too. My favorite section is Kid Scoop. The best part is finding out if my article is picked for the Weekly Writing Corner. This encourages me to keep on writing instead of watching TV. I feel that all kids should read the newspaper, otherwise they would be missing out on all the great information.
My favorite parts of the newspaper are the Life section, which has Kid Scoop... I think other kids should read the newspaper because it is good for kids to be informed.
Thank you for having games and word searches. I write to you a lot because I am a big fan! Thank you for making Kid Scoop because I love it very much! Thank you for letting kids write stories and win. I enjoy reading them every week! Thank you.
I go to my aunt's every week. The only day that I'm not bored is Tuesday when I'm doing Kid Scoop.