Fast forward three years and we arrive in first grade. I still have to go into his notebook and see if he has done his homework right so that I know that he is learning stuff. And I can tell that his reading level is above average because of the library books he brings home. (and he can read most everything on the DirecTV guide!) But the best news we have received about him came at his most recent parent-teacher conference when his teacher told us she had been collecting and documenting his work for the past 6 weeks to refer him for testing into the Quest program for the gifted at his school.
So not only does he learn "stuff" at school, apparently he's pretty good at it!
I'll quit worrying about him and just be happy that he is his own little person.