This is actually an older theme, just revamped a bit. Some of you might remember, my very first year of Schoolgirl Style, I created this beautiful rainbow inspired classroom…
You can NEVER forget this photo from the collection…Ahhhh! Don’t you LOVE these colors?!? This photo was pinned over and over.
My Rainbow Collection was very popular and so many of you loved it!
See Rainbow post HERE:
I decided to bring this collection back, but wanted to give it an updated look. I brightened the stripes for a more vibrant look AND paired it with the classic black chalkboard.
I knew that the colors would POP against that black chalkboard and it would make a stunning classroom design. My friend, Maria from Kinder-Craze loved the idea too!
If you aren’t familiar with Maria, Maria is a teacher blogger and a fellow Michigander! When we found out that we didn’t live too far away from one another, we decided to meet every now and then for much needed “girl time!” We can talk for hours and we have so much in common with our blogs.
During one of our meet-ups, Maria explained that her school had just bought a new building and she would be moving into a new classroom the following year. With a new year, new students, and a new school ahead of her, Maria was ready for a new classroom design! We decided to join forces to create her dream Kindergarten classroom!
After giving her several design options, she was sold on Rainbow Chalkboard! I realized that this would be the perfect collection for her personality. Maria loves to be surrounded by bright colors, especially yellow, which happens to be her very favorite color! There was one catch though…there would be black chalkboard in this design and this posed a huge problem with Maria.
For most people, this was a GOOD thing. For Maria, it was a big risk. Maria was terrified about adding black to her room! She adores bright colors and she was scared that this would make her room look too dark. I can vividly remember one of our conversations when I told her to just trust me on this…I knew it would be FABULOUS!!!
Well, she did trust me and her room is amazing. I mean seriously amazing.
Take a look…
To see more photos of Maria’s room reveal, click HERE!
I had the idea to incorporate children silhouettes throughout her entire classroom. I knew this would would look great with the black chalkboard. I wanted the room to feel like an environment where children are celebrated… I certainly think we accomplished that!
I’ve had this silhouette idea floating around in my head for years and knew this would be the perfect collection to showcase it. Everything I had envisioned, Maria executed with perfection.
Now, most of you might think that I decorated Maria’s room. I didn’t. This was Maria’s hard work completely. Maria and I had several meetings where I guided her with decisions, along with lots of text messages, but she did all of the hard labor herself. Maria also had great ideas of her own and between the two of us, I think the end result was FANTASTIC!
I am so happy that Maria ended up stepping out of her comfort zone and added the black. The black highlights the bright colors and gives her room nice definition. I’m also sure Maria would tell you that she’s happy about the black chalkboard too!
The end result makes me giddy with excitement! I am so proud of Maria for all of her hard work and dedication to this project. Her students now have an amazing classroom that they call “home” day after day.
The Rainbow Chalkboard Collection is available in my Schoolgirl Style Shop, as well as the gorgeous lanterns hanging from the ceiling.
TO SHOP FOR THE RAINBOW CHALKBOARD COLLECTION, CLICK HERE!
Here are close-ups of everything included in the package…
Use children silhouettes in your elementary classroom OR if you teach an older grade, skip the silhouettes and just use these fabulous labels and banners for a stunning classroom design!
The Rainbow Chalkboard Collection includes:
1. Editable round center/table signs
2. Editable square center/table signs
3. WELCOME banner
4. A-Z banner letters
5. Editable nameplates in numerous designs
6. Editable multipurpose labels in numerous designs
7. Editable binder covers
8. Editable binder spines
9. Pennants in every rainbow color
10. Alphabet Monogram letter cards
11. Manuscript ABC cards
12. Cursive ABC cards
13. Word Wall labels
14. Calendar headers
15. Calendar numbers
16. Editable Avery 2×4 label templates
17. Editable 1-30 number cards
18. 1-36 numbers for students
19. Editable classroom sign and FREE “Let Them Play” sign
20. Rainbow paper for crafts
21. Solid coordinating paper in rainbow colors for leaves
22. Tree branch silhouettes
23. Children silhouettes
24. Rainbow embellishments for children’s clothing
Font used: KG Lego House
Lanterns can be purchased in the Schoolgirl Style Shop
Photos courtesy of E’lisa Campbell from E.C. Campbell Photography in Rochester Hills, MI