We then get our newpapers out and I tell them that they need to look for words that they know. They can only cut out words that they know and glue them to their piece of paper.
As they are working, I take the pot of coffee to my desk and secretively pour chocolate milk into coffeee cups (that I purchased from Target). The last glass I pour is real coffee so they can see me pouring it. I then pass out the "coffee" to the kids. They think they are drinking real coffee and get excited with how good it tastes. I also pass out donuts.
At the end, we share the words that we found! I have so many kids that say this is their best day ever!