Sometimes, I love a story from El Mundo en Tus Manos so much that I want to create even more materials for it. And occasionally, I have a three day weekend, so I can do that! Romeo used to be the world’s loneliest frog in a museum in Bolivia looking for a mate… until recently! Scientists were scouring the forest, about to leave for the day when they found five frogs just like Romeo… including Julieta!
I made this slideshow to tell the story of these two love… frogs??
Then, I made some other fun activities. Have your students write a fake text conversation between Romeo and Julieta- especially because now she is in quarantine until they meet on February 14th. I also found out a lot about frogs in general. In December, biologists found a frog in Ecuador that they thought was extinct! I wrote up two short summaries about cloud forests in general and the other rediscovered frog.
This would be a fun unit to tie into an ecology unit. Or you can save it to use around Valentine’s Day! As we find out more about the frogs’ first date, I will keep updating it. You can download it for free here!
(Note: It seems that the second article isn’t accessible. Here is a new link for the two articles!)