News from First Five Nebraska
December 2017


Our vision is that all Nebraska children begin kindergarten with the experience they need to become successful students and productive citizens.  


We'd like to welcome
Elizabeth Lopez Everett to our staff as Policy Associate. She brings valuable skills and insight to our work to see that all Nebraska children begin kindergarten with the skills they need to succeed as students and later as productive citizens. 

Read our blog post on Elizabeth and Policy Research Analyst Ben Baumfalk, who also joined our staff recently. 
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From Erikson's Early Math Collaborative: The holiday season usually brings family dinners and communal feasts -- a great time to engage children in math learning centered around food. Here are five children's books about food with particularly strong mathematical ideas


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The 105th Nebraska Legislature, 
2nd Session, will convene Wednesday, 
January 3, 2018.

Senators Visit Schools for LR222

Senators Patty Pansing-Brooks and Lou Ann Linehan traveled across Nebraska during the legislative interim, visiting schools to learn how they teach literacy and screen and intervene for dyslexia in the early elementary years. The senators are working together on interim study LR222 to examine dyslexia and reading literacy. 

Wishing you a joyous holiday season! 
Becky Veak, Meg Buse, Jen Goettemoeller, 
Ben Baumfalk, Elizabeth Lopez Everett, 
Mike Medwick,  Nancy Hammel