I often see a little of myself as a kid with a hearing loss in some of my d/hh students. Some of them do exactly what I used to do when I was their age. It's so strange to see the past repeat itself. For example, one of my students often say, "Whoop" or "Oop" instead of "Whoops" or "Oops." I used to do the very same thing until someone corrected me.
With one of my students, whenever she is complimented she usually says, "Yes," "Yup, I know," or "Uh, huh, I know." The other day her classmate said to her, "Ooh! I like your drawing!" My student responded, "Yup, I know."
I have told her quite a few times that it is nicer to smile and say, "Thank you." We have been over this several times over the past two weeks.
This morning I told her, "Wow! You look so pretty today!" She smiled and opened her mouth, then paused a moment. She was thinking, which was good.
Finally she said, "Yes, I know. Thank you!"
LOL. I love my students. :)