The goal of the Spanish program is to give students the opportunity to listen to and speak Spanish in an encouraging environment that will instill in them a desire to learn a second language. Maintaining a Spanish dialogue in the classroom gives children an opportunity to practice learned vocabulary and new phrases. The use of songs, games, and notebooks contribute to expanding students’ basic reading, writing, and comprehension skills. Students enjoy learning Spanish through the music, art and food of Spanish speaking cultures. Remembering to say gracias, por favor, and de nada is an important part of each day.