That was my reaction too, and I've never lived in a tiny town! Things must have changed! IIRC, kindergarten for me and my sister involved learning about colors. Yah, and we're total failures who never got into college...oh wait. This reminds me of when my mom had coworkers bugging her about what her secret was (since we both got into good private schools), so they could apply that knowledge for their kids in kindergarten. She wasn't kidding!