I had a detailed record of our yearly hours (1000 required), but then remembered I have to separate core hours(need 600) from non-core hours, so I went back and did that and I am WAY short. We do 36 weeks of school, 3-12 week terms, and we basically do it year round with 3 week breaks (where we still do math). The children I homeschool right now are 8 and under, and I'm not sure where to make up the hours without making them hate school! Math is 30 minutes a day, they do copywork/handwriting/dictation ect. for 10 minutes 4x/week, we do science 2x a week for about 20 minutes, we have history/geography together for 30 minutes each day, and we have language arts together and individually about 60 minutes a day. That's not including our picture studies/nature studies, Bible, spanish, PE, etc.
Am I not doing enough school? I feel very discouraged and wondering if I need to maybe buy a boxed curriculum that would help me get more hours in but I don't want to, I like SCM:( Anyone have thoughts? Thank you!