Mrs. P Names Top Five Finalists

In K-4 7th Annual Be-a Famous Writer Contest

5 Schools Hailing from FL, IA, ME, MO & VA to Compete for Grand Prize

A panel of celebrity judges that included Peter H. Reynolds, children’s book author, illustrator, bookshop owner and founder of FableVision; John Schumacher, Scholastic’s Ambassador for School Libraries; and Mrs. P (T.V. Actress Kathy Kinney) selected the top five finalist in Mrs. P’s K-4 National Be-a-Famous Writer Contest. Entries were received from 28 states. The theme of this years contest was Pets. The grand prize winner will be announced on January 15, 2016

Meet the Top Five Schools!

  • Strange Rabbit: A collaborative story written in groups using a Smartboard and many vocabulary words the students were studying from Ms. Bradley’s 4th grade at Brentwood Elementary Magnet School in Pensacola, Fl
  • The Runaway Hamster and Cat: Mrs. Patterson's 3rd Grade Class at Shellsburg Elementary in Shellsburg, IA. 20 students collaborated together using a wide variety of technology tools, including Chromebooks, Google Classroom, Google Docs, and Padlet to create their story.
  • Classroom Pets: A collaborative class project from Ms. MacInnes’s 3rd grade class at Brewer Community School in Brewer, Maine.
  • The Five Dogs and a Little Bit of Trouble: A collaborative class project from Ms. Langston’s 2nd grade class at Crossroads Elementary in O’Fallon, MO.
  • Milly, Molly and the Miracle: Mrs. Garnett’s Fourth Grade Classroom at the Collegiate School in Richmond, VA. This class voted from 8 students’ entries to select this story to submit.

Honorable Mention Named

There’s No Place Like Home a poem from Ms. Grassi's 3rd Grade Class at Roberts Elementary School in Wayne, PA, was also named an honorable mention. It also was a collaborative class project.

About Mrs. P and her Storytime Website is completely free and is a fun and educational online destination for teachers. Classic stories are brought to life by actress Kathy Kinney. Every story offers read along options so children can see the words, which is helpful to early readers, and ESL students. Every year the annual Be-a-Famous Writer Contest is held for K-4 classrooms.