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Kim Estes

I am an educator. a risk taker. creative. innovative. passionate. collaborative. a Starbucks addict. ready to get to work.

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TCEA 2017 – Day 3

Wednesday hit me like a ton of bricks! LOL…or was that the vendor hall? Walked a couple of miles today…spent over an hour with the GoGuardian guys discussing our demo of their program (the margaritas at your booth were a nice touch – talk about crowded!). 

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North Pole Patrol

Every year we video conference with Santa at the North Pole. I am North Pole Patrol – I run around to campuses and help the kids connect with Santa. This usually involves lots of equipment set up, prepping the kids for talking virtually with Santa…and singing Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer […]

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Playtime…Old School Style!

Introduced my boys to Spirograph (couldn’t believe Hobby Lobby had one!) this week. Sometimes…it’s just awesome to go old school. They were fascinated…mesmerized…frustrated that I was BETTER at it than them! Ha ha! Sometimes it’s good to just kick it old school and unplug.

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Dare I Say It? Change the World!

So, apparently one of the perks of being an award finalist/winner at TCEA is that you get to sit up front for the Keynote! That’s right…within mere feet of Bill Nye the Science Guy! It was an interesting and lively keynote…my biggest take-away, I think (I’m still processing), was his comment […]

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Christmas Fun

This year at work, each group drew a Christmas movie to use as inspiration for decorating their door. My group went a little crazy, but then…if it’s worth doing…it’s worth doing big! Especially when you get Elf as your movie! What a good time! I put the video together for […]

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Calling North Pole Central

Every year we help elementary school classes contact the North Pole and talk directly to Santa. While I joke about hating the endless singing of Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer and elementary schools giving me hives…I really do love to see the looks on the kids’ faces when Santa holds up […]

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