Healthy Family Fair, Nov. 3

The Green Preschool in Kailua is having its first fundraiser! 

The Healthy Family Fair!

The Learning Ohana, a local non-profit is sponsoring the event for the preschool.

It will be on Saturday, November 3, 1:30 to 5pm at Paradise Park in Manoa Valley, 3737 Manoa Road in Honolulu.  Tickets are 15. and include a healthy snack and choice of 1 of 3 movement classes: family yoga, a family hula class and creative movement and story.

There will be a Silent Auction.  Items donated thus far include: a family photo shoot with professional photographer Sharlyn Maciel, Henna Hair color treatment from Megumi Salon, 2 all day rentals on either stand up paddle boards or kayak from Windward Water Sports, massages from Oahu Spine Rehab and more…

Family friendly activities include making play dough, making Christmas stars, Keiki IDs from the Honolulu Community Policing Team, massage, stenciling, funny photos, Uncle David the balloon man with Octopus Ink and more!

Find updates at the event Facebook page: Healthy Family Fair! Please share with your networks!

Purchase tickets at Eventbrite:

We hope you will join us!  But if you can’t attend please consider buying a ticket to support us!

The link at the Eventbrite site will expire after Nov. 3, so please use it now!

Mahalo for your Aloha and Support,

Auntie Pualani

The Green Preschool in Kailua

Field Trip to Go Farm in Waimanalo

What a fun day at Go Farm in Waimanalo.  We learned all about food security and composting (“get down, break down”) and how researchers are working to find the most resilient plants for our Hawaiian eco system.FullSizeRender (5)
We got to take home some tasty samples of fresh fruit and vegetables too.
Mahalo Go Farm!
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Michaelmas Celebration 2015

michaelmas1On September 30, 2015, the children of The Green Preschool and their families celebrated Michaelmas with garden bucket painting and a potluck lunch.  The children helped make “Dragon Bread” and barley soup, which they shared with their families.

What is Michaelmas?
It is a European harvest festival, celebrating St. Michael, the courageous knight, the slayer of dragons and the doer of good deeds.  It is traditionally part of the Waldorf curriculum.
 IMG_1507At the Preschool it is the season of Good Deeds.  You may have noticed the large “golden sword” on the nature table. At the end of story we are passing the Golden Sword as each child recalls a good deed they have done.  Good deeds are the times we are helpful to others.  As one parent observed, it’s like doing chores, but with some idealism thrown in.  It’s more appealing to do a good deed than it is to do your chores.  That is most likely because good deeds spring forth from your heart’s desire to do something helpful, whereas chores are imposed from without.  Well, that’s my take on it anyway.  A chore can easily be transformed simply by renaming it: “Please do a good deed and make your bed.”
The children are encouraged to speak of the good deeds they have done either at school or at home.  So here is your chance, as a parent, to instill in your children pride in doing things for others; the only reward being the pride your child takes in being good for “goodness sake”.  Remind them:  “That was a good deed.  Thank you so much.  You have been a big help to me.  You can tell your friends about your good deed at the end of story time at school.”
As we begin our journey together at the beginning of the school year, it is a great help to our social life to be doers of good deeds, which require both kindness and initiative.
Thank you for celebrating with us!

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