I have a cherub in my classroom who tests me nonstop. He will laugh/joke as soon as I'm talking, sit with his hand hanging over his chair and not start a task when others are, sit as far away as possible when sitting as a group and when I ask him to sit closer, he plays the "I'll move a centimeter at a time to drive her insane game"; when we're in a line, he'll get a few steps out just to disobey. It's those little things that he does to test constantly which are not big enough to create a huge scene, but they sure make my blood boil when pulled constantly. He is also very sneaky and can leave his chair and be back in it before I turn around from the chalkboard. I will admit that I dislike him at this point. I feel he is in for serious trouble in his future, and frankly, I really dread dealing with him everyday. I pulled him aside this morning to discuss respect with him, and he rolled his eyes at me the whole time. I made him stand in the hall until he could apologize sincerely, but frankly, I don't know what to do to prevent his testing. I would gladly appreciate some advice on a child that I'm simply not clicking with and makes me seethe, at times. Thank you.