Students continue to reinforce and build on previous knowledge through new thematic vocabulary and more challenging phrases and brief sentences. Students learn to respond to language commands, use words in context and begin basic writing of words and learned phrases at this stage. Highlights include creating digital thematic books, discussing various Latin American customs and celebrations — including “El Día de los Muertos,” “Las Posadas” and “Carnival” — and a cross-curricular unit on the Monarch butterfly migration.