My elementary school had a program called the Publish Center. Each year, every student in the school, from kindergarten up to sixth grade, "published" a book. We wrote out our stories and volunteer parents typed them for us. We bound the books with cardstock covered with colorful wallpaper and plastic binding rings, animated the books, and shared them with our classes. At the end of the year, our teachers and principal nominated several books to a group called the Brainstormers, who came and picked five or six stories each year to act out for the entire school. My story was selected when I was in third grade, and ever since then I've been inspired to write. It was a fantastic, creative program and I hope it is still active at my old school.