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Burlington children serenade seniors

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They maybe didn't always know all of the words, but that didn't stop them from getting their message across or from getting everyone in the room to smile. Kindergartners from Christ the King School in Burlington were on a mission to spread Christmas cheer to the residents of St. Joseph's home, to people like Gloria Gibson who says the children light up the room.

"Oh, it's wonderful because they just bring you back to a place where you want to belong," Gibson said. "A lot of us are not really talking to each other, but then when you get a bunch of children like this everybody is talking to the kids and to each other. It's really nice."

Their teacher says it's not just about getting into the holiday spirit, but about learning how even a 5-year-old can change a life.

"We have big goals; we want to save the world, help people; somebody falls, we want to help pick them up. But this is something that we can do. We can make cards and we can make ornaments and we can come and sing. So, it's really good for them to come and see they can make a difference," teacher Christie Assell said.

So the kids handed out handmade bracelets and personalized cards with messages well beyond their years. A field trip for kindergartners to learn about community. A lesson about how much kids can still teach us.

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