Spanish with Señorita Sarah: December 2015 Possessive Adjectives

Spanish with Señorita Sarah: December 2015
Hola parents,
I can’t believe that we are approaching December! We had a great November in Spanish
classes working on both possessive adjectives and Thanksgiving vocabulary. Grammatical
concepts are a bit confusing for the toddlers (but they pick up more than you’d think!), so we did
a light version of possessives and continued to reinforce body vocab when it was getting to be
too much. Our finger puppets and puppet show helped a lot! And all of the older children did an
awesome job with everything. We even made up several classroom stories using our puppet
show. And it’s always fun going over holiday words in Spanish, so we had a blast learning about
Our winter program song is almost ready to go, and everyone worked so hard on it!
We’ve been having class competitions to see which group can sing it the best, and it’s always
hard to choose just one group. We will be wrapping that up for the first week of December.
December in general will be a month of lighter mini-topics, including a week of
winter/holiday/Christmas vocabulary. Looking ahead to the new year, we’ll be discussing Family
and Verbs eventually!
Below is a list of some of our November words if you would like to practice them with
your child(ren). Have a wonderful diciembre!
Señorita Sarah
Possessive Adjectives —Los adjetivos posesivos
(Note: possessive adjectives are used to show ownership.
In Spanish, they are singular or plural to match the noun.
Examples: Mi cabeza, my head. Mi coche, my car. My cars, mis coches. Your eyes, tus ojos. )
My – Mi (me)
Your (informal, to a friend) – Tu (to)
[Note: tú with an accent mark means you, but tu
without one means your.]
Our – Nuestro (NWAY-stroh)
Our (group of girls) – Nuestra (NWAY-strah)
Your (formal), your (plural),
his/her/its, their – Su (sue)
My – Mis (meese)
Your (informal, to a friend) – Tus (toose)
[Note: tú with an accent mark means you, but tu
without one means your.]
Our – Nuestros (NWAY-strohs)
Our (group of girls) –Nuestras (NWAY-strahs)
 Nuestro(s) is used with masculine nouns, and
nuestra(s) is used with feminine nouns.
Your (formal), your (plural), his/her/its, their – Sus
(Spain uses vuestro(s)/vuestra(s) (BWAY-stroh/strah) for informal/familiar groups and sus for formal
situations. We will not focus on the vosotros form at this point but will mention it briefly in class)
“My house is your house”
– Mi casa es su casa (formal, to someone you don’t know OR plural for several people)
– Mi casa es tu casa (informal, to a friend)