Book Fair Time!

Our Fall Book Fair will be held Wednesday,  October 1st through Friday, Oct 10th.  Students are encouraged to bring their Book Fair money on the day they have Library during specials — this will be their main time to purchase books.  We will also be open during Parent-Teacher Conferences and during the Family Picnic Read & Feed on Oct 10th.  Of course, parents are welcome to come in and shop with their children any time!  We are also offering an ONLINE book fair this year, from Sept 22nd to Oct 12th.  Online orders will be sent to Burt after Fall Break and given to the students.

If you’d like to volunteer during the Book Fair, please send back the form sent home with your child on Friday, 9/26, or feel free to email me at


Accelerated Reader

Burt students are busy reading Accelerated Reader (AR) books and earning AR points!  Each student has a reading level range and point goal for this Nine Weeks, which ends right before Fall Break.  Several tools are available to help your child with AR.

  • AR Home Connect lets parents see their students’ progress toward their AR goals.
  • AR Book Finder can be used to see all the books that have AR Quizzes, whether they are in our library or not.
  • Burt Library Catalog shows the books we have in our library.  We are working on marking all our AR titles in the catalog, but it is a long process!
  • AR Quizzes can only be taken at school.

AR is part of our Reading Olympics.  Students will earn medals and prizes for meeting their goals!

First book check-out

Our first two T.I.G.E.R.S. rotations have been spent learning Library rules and procedures.  This year the students are using the computer to check out their own books.  Everyone is doing a great job at it! I love to see our Burt Tigers so excited about choosing, checking out, and reading their first library books of the year!

Mrs. Hume’s Class having a great time checking out books for the first time this year.

Welcome to the Library!

Welcome to the Theodore G. White Library at Burt Elementary School.  The year is off to an exciting start with Accelerated Reader, the Scholastic Book Fair, and lots and lots of reading!

Ms. Angie Salamy,  Library Media Specialist
Mrs. Samantha Cooper, Library Media Assistant

A Parent’s Guide to the Common Core Standards |

Curious about the new Common Core standards that are starting to be implemented in Clarksville-Montgomery County?  Check out this article from  Below are some of the changes in Reading:

As the common core is implemented, students will be expected to read more difficult text sooner, and discuss what they read at a more complex level. For example, instead of pulling out individual text elements, such as characters, plot, and setting, students will be reading or listening to various stories, and will compare stories using their understanding of text elements.

Parent Tip: As you read with your child, ask her in-depth why and how questions that encourage her to analyze and synthesize texts. For example, read three different versions of the Goldilocks and the Three Bears and ask your child to compare and contrast them as you read.

via A Parent’s Guide to the Common Core Standards |