Welcome to 3rd, 4th, and 5th MVA!
Hello MVA Parents and Students,
Please note, once you enroll, it may take up to 48 hours for all the information to sync with our programs. You will receive an email from me once you have access to all the online resources and assignments. Please continue reading to ensure a successful start in our program.
Who is my teacher?
My name is Brandy Glover and I am your 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade virtual teacher. I have been with Moore Public Schools for over 20 years. I taught with the MVA during the first year and was back in the classroom the last two years. I am excited to return to MVA this year to teach 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade!
How do I get started with MVA?
As soon as your child is on my roster, I will provide you with the information needed to log in to the Clever dashboard using the following format:
Password: Student ID #
Once on the Clever dashboard you will find Canvas. Think of this as the classroom. This is where you will find the assignments and how to turn them in. Please take some time to get familiar with Canvas and the different pages that are linked from the course homepage. If you are coming from an in-person setting within our district, you will bring your math and reading workbooks (3 for Envision math, 2 for Into Reading). If you are coming to us from outside of our district, I will notify you when those books are ready to be picked up from me at Fisher Elementary. I send parent and student communication in Canvas so please check the Canvas inbox daily. I can do a walk through showing how to navigate any of our programs in person or via zoom. I am happy to help.
Do I need my own device to participate in MVA?
You may use your own device or you may use a district issued Chromebook at no charge. If you at any point have issues with your device, you will contact the Technology Helpdesk at 405-735-4023. They are very friendly and helpful!
When do we zoom and what is it like?
We zoom as a grade level each morning according to this schedule:
3rd grade: 9:15-9:45 as a whole group; and 9:45-10:15 as small group as needed for extra help.
4th grade: 10:15-10:45 as a whole group; and 10:45-11:15 as small group as needed for extra help.
5th grade: 11:15-11:45 as a whole group; and 11:45-12:15 as small group as needed for extra help.
Our morning zooms are required for attendance credit. Please let me know if your child can’t attend due to illness and I will give you further instructions. We spend most of our morning zooms going over the assignments for the day and this is a great time for students to ask questions. I will also present reading, math, and writing lessons during this zoom. I will also let you know when it is your turn to stay on for the extended learning time at the end of each grade levels’ Zoom time.
Please have students ready to learn prior to zooming. This includes eating breakfast and using the restroom prior to zoom, and having any required supplies ready. Students should sit in a quiet space without distractions. Distractions going on in the room will distract not only your student but other students who are watching on the Zoom. Since we have such a short time together, it is doubly important that our Zoom is free from all other distractions. These guidelines and expectations help ensure we get the most from our time together. Our basic procedures to follow during Zoom are listed at the bottom of this page.
What does my day look like?
Morning zoom is followed by independent work at home which you will find in Canvas. Students have the flexibility to organize their day in a way that works best for them, as long as all assignments listed for the day are completed. If your child would like to start on their work before our daily zoom, they may do so and can bring questions that they may have to the daily zoom. Students have the added bonus of using the weekend to finish up assignments if they need to.
What curriculum and what resources do we use?
We follow the same curriculum maps and progression as the rest of our district, and we use the same curriculum as our in-person students use: Into Reading, EnVision, Mystery Science, Social Studies Weekly, IXL. In addition, we use Edgenuity for 4th and 5th grade Social Studies and Science. We also use Seesaw to complete additional activities and to submit work. On the Clever dashboard students can find:
All of these links are on my Clever teacher page as well.
Where can I find my resources?
All the resources can be found on the Clever dashboard. If students have trouble getting logged in to one of them, go back and log back in to Clever. If the problem persists, contact me.
Do I have classmates and when will I see them?
Yes! Each class is a community, just like in the traditional classroom setting. We respect and care about one another. We share our thoughts and feelings, and, on occasion, we also get to share our pets and our favorite things from home!. Our parent/teacher relationships are also strong. Throughout the year, we will have fun in-person activities to provide MVA students with opportunities to interact and socialize with each other and their teacher.
What if I need help?
Send me a message in Clever or an email in Canvas. I will respond promptly during the school day. I can provide additional learning resources, in depth explanations, or a one on one zoom with a student or parent to help.
What tips will help me be successful?
Ask questions if something is confusing!
Follow the directions in Canvas.
Submit your work daily.
Attend and participate in zoom.
Set up a work space with all of your school items.
Keep your device charged and ready to go.
Find a routine that works for you and stick to it.
Let me know if I can help in any way!
What about testing?
MVA students participate in the same assessments as their in-person peers. Students will visit me at Fisher Elementary for STAR Reading and Math testing 5 times during the school year. State testing will also be done with me at Fisher Elementary in April/May.