The children in Year 2 have been reading ‘Grace and Family’ by Mary Hoffman. During her visit to her family, she visits the local market. The children had the opportunity to have a similar experience in the classroom. There was local fruit to taste, souvenir drums, local artists’ artwork for sale and a range of colourful fabrics to buy. The children immersed themselves in this experience and from this generated a class word bank of different adjectives in readiness for upcoming writing opportunities.