She's very excited about it and loves doing the more challenging work, but this can make her K friends feel left out when she mentions it. She's finally learned that the best thing is to just not talk to them about it. I try to discuss it with her but I can see she's feeling conflicted about it and isn't quite able to express what's going on for her yet. I spoke to her teacher today about the plan for next year, and she's considering having DD spend a lot of time in the 2nd grade (different classroom) to keep challenging her. If that happens, I'm foreseeing this awkwardness only getting worse. I've tried to explain that this is just something special she gets to do, and sometimes other kids will get special times at school that she won't, which she understands. I just don't want her to feel negatively about the "special stuff" that she gets to do.
How do you help your child navigate through social situations like this? If your child gets special enrichment time or is pulled out for a GATE-type cluster, how do they handle that with their friends who aren't involved in that?