How do you nicely put a stop to students who question everything a teacher does, says, etc...??? I work at a small school and began there in the middle of the year last year. I began teaching 5th grade and now teach 5th and 6th Language Arts and Social Studies. So I have the same class for sixth grade that I did last year. It is a very small class...13 students. They are very used to it being small and maybe they are comfortable with each other and me. I have several students, but one in particular that is driving me nuts, that want to be additional teachers I guess. The one that has been really getting to me lately is a wonderful student. She completes everything early, does everything I require and more, and is just on top of it all...including me! Whenever I am giving directions for a project or assignment, she interrupts and tries to add her bits and pieces. She questions things that I do all of the time, keeps track of time, is very concerned about things being fair all around and jumps down my throat if they aren't, and wants to be a part of every conversation. If I am talking with another student about something, she will ask "What?" a million times until I acknowledge her. As soon as I say "Don't worry about it," she cops an attitude and has even made that noise "Reeeeerr" at me. She oversteps the boundaries because she is an only child and is treated like an adult at home. She is part of adult conversations and thinks that it is the same at school. I try not to make a big deal out of it because she isn't a problem in any other areas, but this week she is really wearing me down. Any suggestions?