I'm more than willing to teach my daughter anything that she needs to learn, but I feel like that is the school's responsibility. She is a very bright little girl and loves to learn new things. Any advice?
Because young children learn best through hands-on activities, early science lessons typically involve observations of living and nonliving things. When your daughter studies weeds, she is beginning to learn about the characteristics and structures of plants.
The social studies curriculum at this level stresses the development of social skills. Part of this involves the children learning how to work with each other.
In the future, when you visit your daughter's classroom, notice how the teacher does weave informal instruction in science and social studies into the curriculum. Also, ask the teacher to describe the school's curriculum at this level so you'll know what to expect.
Don't look for much formal instruction in spelling until the second semester. At first, teachers want to encourage children to write and accept their use of invented spelling.
Within every classroom, teachers have children with a wide variety of abilities. Conscientious teachers try to challenge bright young children like your daughter who are so eager to learn. However, parents must also share in the responsibility of teaching their children. Help your daughter learn more about the world from rocks to plants to planes and whatever interests her. Learning should never be limited to the classroom.