Amazing Kids! Magazine

February 2014: Issue #76 – World Class

Hi Amazing Kids!

 

I hope your month has been just as exciting as mine had been! I’ve recently just finished celebrating Chinese New Year with my family. Our schools were closed in observance of this cultural celebration, which my family and I were very appreciative to hear. In other communities that also celebrate the Lunar New Year, best wishes of good health! For my family, the celebrations bring good food, cheer, and great joy. The many traditions that surround the holidays remind us of how long our culture has withstood the test of time.

Similarly, this month’s theme, “World Class,” serves as a reminder to us of the great diversity in this world. There are so many types of schools around the world, all with different aspects that make them unique. For instance, boarding schools in England contrast widely with public schools in Japan.

One uniting factor that all of the schools have, however, is the drive for success. Natalie, our nonfiction editor, writes about how you can be “World Class” yourself! Check out her article in the Nonfiction Column!

In addition, this February brings many exciting holidays. Valentine’s Day, Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day, and National Strawberry Day are just some of these exciting celebrations. Head over to the Cook Nook to read Remmi’s new article for this month, as well as her scrumptious new recipes. May I add that they’re full of variety and healthy as well?

Speaking of variety, our Amazing Movie Reviews columnist Perry has new movies for us to watch. Mysteries of the Unseen World is a movie with a scientific spin – it “delves in the world of the unseen,” bringing the mysteries around us to life! Definitely stop by to read his article – you might learn a thing or two about science in the process.

We’re also super excited to announce our newest contest of the year. We will be having a Fiction Contest, running from now until March 31. Age categories will be 6-8, 9-11, 12-14, and 15-17. The winning stories in each age group will win a $25 gift card! Submit your best stories less than 1500 words by email to editor@amazing-kids.org! Make sure to attach it either in the email or with a .pdf or .doc and title it with your story’s title as well as your name. Additionally, please include your full name, age, and city/state/country of origin. Each writer is allowed up to three submissions. Remember, keep it kid-friendly!

This is a great opportunity to let the world know about your talent! In addition to publishing the winning pieces, we will be offering second place, third place, and honorable mentions for publication. Spread the news!

As always, keep writing!

Sincerely,

Sharon Lin

Editor-in-Chief
Hi Amazing Kids!

I hope your month has been just as exciting as mine had been! I’ve recently just finished celebrating Chinese New Year with my family. Our schools were closed in observance of this cultural celebration, which my family and I were very appreciative to hear. In other communities that also celebrate the Lunar New Year, best wishes of good health! For my family, the celebrations bring good food, cheer, and great joy. The many traditions that surround the holidays remind us of how long our culture has withstood the test of time.

Similarly, this month’s theme, “World Class,” serves as a reminder to us of the great diversity in this world. There are so many types of schools around the world, all with different aspects that make them unique. For instance, boarding schools in England contrast widely with public schools in Japan.

One uniting factor that all of the schools have, however, is the drive for success. Natalie, our nonfiction editor, writes about how you can be “World Class” yourself! Check out her article in the Nonfiction Column!

In addition, this February brings many exciting holidays. Valentine’s Day, Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day, and National Strawberry Day are just some of these exciting celebrations. Head over to the Cook Nook to read Remmi’s new article for this month, as well as her scrumptious new recipes. May I add that they’re full of variety and healthy as well?

Speaking of variety, our Amazing Movie Reviews columnist Perry has new movies for us to watch. Mysteries of the Unseen World is a movie with a scientific spin – it “delves in the world of the unseen,” bringing the mysteries around us to life! Definitely stop by to read his article – you might learn a thing or two about science in the process.

We’re also super excited to announce our newest contest of the year. We will be having a Fiction Contest, running from now until March 31. Age categories will be 6-8, 9-11, 12-14, and 15-17. The winning stories in each age group will win a $25 gift card! Submit your best stories less than 1500 words by email to editor@amazing-kids.org! Make sure to attach it either in the email or with a .pdf or .doc and title it with your story’s title as well as your name. Additionally, please include your full name, age, and city/state/country of origin. Each writer is allowed up to three submissions. Remember, keep it kid-friendly!

This is a great opportunity to let the world know about your talent! In addition to publishing the winning pieces, we will be offering second place, third place, and honorable mentions for publication. Spread the news!

As always, keep writing!

Sincerely,

Sharon Lin

Editor-in-Chief