We have been reading a chapter book called ‘The boy who grew dragons’ by Andy Shepherd. In the story, the young boy, Tomas, takes a dragon fruit into his house and it hatches and produces a real dragon! Class 2 are really enjoying the adventures of the mischievous baby dragon. We had a discussion about dragon fruit and no-one could remember having tasted one so that is what we decided to do. We left the dragon fruit in the classroom over the weekend (just in case it too decided to hatch into a baby dragon!) and on Monday morning we tasted it. Some of class two didn’t want to taste it at first and I think the tiny seeds put them off. Eventually most of the class tried it and some had two or even three pieces. The overall verdict was that it tasted quite ‘watery’, ‘not too sweet’ and ‘like a watermelon’.
Our class book