My daughter's school experience is totally different from mine when I was her age. The biggest difference is language. Spanish curriculum started in Kindergarten and has continued into the first grade. While some people might not like this (the whole "this is America" argument), I'm not bothered by it.
It would be great if my daughter can learn two or three other languages. That diversity can help her get a long way personally and professionally.
I barely got through French in high school and basically ignored any language requirements in college. Things were a little different back then. If I was in school today, I'd understand the need to learn different languages (not that it's ever too late to do so).
Regardless, when I see things like this I realize that my daughter is growing up fast and is a human sponge, soaking in everything she's learning in school.