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In some classes when a kid is done thier work but others aren't they're allowed to do quiet activities. colouring is common as is reading, playing with certain toyes, etc. There are also centers where kids are grouped into different groups. The teacher is with 1 group, the EA's & student teachers & sometimes parent helpers are with other groups. Colouring is often part of 1 of those center groups. they rotate which group they're in each centers class.
I'd go in & mention that your dd said when the teacher is teaching stuff that dd already knows instead she's colouring with other students & that you were wondering if your dd was mixed up in what was going on in the class at that time, having problems concentrating on what she should be doing(not saying your dd is doing anything wrong, but it puts it as a concerned parent vs pissed off parent).
Now if it is that the teacher is teaching & dd already knows the stuff so she is doing "busy work" instead, ask about enrichment that the teacher could be giving instead.