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From her piano, music teacher Suzy Owens is able to see a lot.

"I see the kids and I see them touching their face and their eyes," said Seaborn Elementary School music teacher Suzy Owens.

But, what she and the rest of the folks at Seaborn Elementary School would like to see are healthy students.

"We don't want other people to get sick.  So, we made a song about not getting sick," said Seaborn Elementary School student Maggie Collins.

"It talks about what we can do to prevent that stuff from happening and keep that stuff from happening," said Seaborn Elementary School student R.J. Zolka Jr..

"We should cover our mouth when we sneeze and cough and we can't touch our face.   Don't put your hands in your mouth or we will get the flu," said Seaborn Elementary School student R.J. Jensen.

It took a little more than a month for the entire kindergarten class to write their own lyrics, put them to music and memorize them....time that's invaluable when you think of the lifelong lessons learned.

"That is the power of a song.  It stays in your mind sometimes more than just us telling them a million times," said Owens.

"In the school setting it is good for the students to develop healthy habits and certainly this song gave numerous steps that the students and/or adults can use to help prevent germs that cause the cold or flu or other respiratory illnesses," said Seaborn Elementary School nurse John Hontula.

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