I'm joining in with Mrs.Bainbridge's Class, for the My Teacher Always Says Linky Party. At the beginning of the year I kept telling my students how they are so well behaved and how I brag about them to the teachers at planning. My students loved this, and began to think of themselves as "angels" and so when we would write stories or talk about each other they would always say, "You forgot to write about your angels." When they would write or speak they never said class or students or second grade, only "angels". One students even wrote the cutest poem to me. It said, "Even if we were bees, and we would sting, you will still call us angels".
Another thing I would talk about with my class is reading with intonation. It was a word I apparently used a lot because one day when my students were doing fluency checks orally one of my students began to speed read. Another student quickly said, "that is not good reading, you don't have any intonation!" Kids are so sweet! :)