I am struggling with attitude from one student. She seems to get upset easily and has a temper. She does no like me. Today, I gave her a golf pencil when she needed one. I do not give kids regular pencils for class (only for tests) and I give kids golf pencils if they need them. She saw a regular pencil and asked why she couldn't have it. I said "not today" and she continued to argue. I told her I wasn't arguing and I needed to get class started. (I realize that I could have told her that it was my pencil or something but again, most kids just respectfully take the golf pencil!) When we were going over the Do Now, she picked up a chair at another table with her foot during instruction. I asked her to please put the chair back and she shoved it back loudly (causing a disruption.) The student got a tissue during the lesson (which is fine) but she chose to walk through the middle of the classroom when her seat did not require her to do so. She was out of her seat twice and she was upset when I told her to return to her seat. This is my most difficult class in terms of behavior and all of the students know that they can only get out of their seat to get a tissue. They can't get out of their seat to go speak with someone at a different table and I make them ask permission to sharpen their pencil. (Before, I would have 3 kids at the pencil sharpener if they didn't ask and a few kids went over to sharpen their pencil all the time.) She was out of her seat today talking to another student. I told her to go back to her seat. She then yelled at me and said "why are you always snapping at me? you're always snapping at me and rolling your eyes at me!" She then tried to switch seats and work with another group. There are two students in her group who don't work, but there are 2 students who do work and that she can work with. I have the kids in groups now so they can at least have one good student to work with. However, she was out of her seat AGAIN and switched to work with a different group. I again told her to go back to her seat. She complied, but again yelled at me and said "you're always snapping at me. I was doing my work and I wasn't even doing anything wrong!" I was happy that the student asked if she could take a break, I said yes, and she was able to calm down. I spoke with her after school and said that she owes me after-school time for her behavior today. (I wasn't sure what to do or if this behavior warranted a consequence. I just think it is disrespectful to yell at a teacher.) Last week, she was upset at another student (the student was apparently kicking another student under his chair.) She was out of her seat yelling at this student. She refused to sit down when I told her to and then told him she would ****ing kick him. I had to call admin after she said that. Mom came in for parent conferences today. I gave mom lots of positives (improved grades, she asks lots of questions and participates). I also told mom about class today and mom agreed that she has to stay in her seat. I told mom that her daughter told me I was snapping at her and rolling my eyes at her and I said it is just not appropriate to speak to a teacher in this manner. The student did not seem to understand even with mom present. Does anyone have any advice for handling this situation? I'm going to be honest and say that this student is in my most challenging class and the behaviors can be tough. According to other teachers, this student is not much of a problem in other classes but she has an issue in math. I just feel like i have to expect that students stay in their seats during class.