If you love rainbows as much as I do, then this article is for you!
I have been teaching kindergarten for 13 years now, and I have had many classroom themes over the years. A few years back, I decided to switch to a rainbow color scheme instead of a character theme. There's just something about the colors of the rainbow that make my teacher heart happy. I began to add rainbow accents and storage a little bit at a time. When I discovered Melanie @schoolgirlstyle and @carsondellosa on Instagram, I fell in love with their rainbow-themed collections. I used elements from both the Twinkle, Twinkle collection and the Just Teach line last school year to add the finishing touches to my rainbow room. The colorful classroom I had envisioned all of these years was finally complete! And then... Melanie went and did it again! She came out with the most beautiful collection I have ever seen—Hello Sunshine. I knew I just had to have it!
The great thing about Schoolgirl Style collections is that you can mix and match many of the elements. I incorporated some new items from the Hello Sunshine collection, and they coordinated perfectly with many of my Just Teach favorites. Take a look...
Let's talk borders!
Borders are always on the top of my list when I want to give my classroom a new look. The Hello Sunshine borders are every teacher’s dream! Below is a picture of the bulletin board behind my desk. It's the first thing I see when I walk into my classroom. It's amazing how the right borders and poster can brighten up the entire room on a budget. Here, I used the Hello Sunshine Rainbow Scalloped Borders paired with the Black and White Scalloped Borders from the Simply Stylish collection. This double-border combination is one of my all-time favorites. The poster is from the Hello Sunshine line. I used the scalloped borders and cut them to create a frame around the poster. Everyone who visits my classroom comments on how beautiful this board looks!
The Pom Pom Borders are another favorite of mine! I used these borders to frame the Hello Sunshine Birthday Bulletin Board. The mini birthday cakes in this set are perfect if you are looking to create a birthday board that doesn't take up too much space. An Instagram follower messaged me asking for advice as to where to write the kids' names. I ordered a set of colored mini clothespins and used a fine point Sharpie to write the students' names and the date of their birthdays. I clipped the clothespins to the tops of the cakes, and they look great!
You also can't go wrong with the Hello Sunshine straight borders. My daughter, Taylor, paired these borders with Schoolgirl Style's Big Rainbow Dots Borders (pictured below).
Creating Your Own Sunshine
Some of my favorite items from the Hello Sunshine collection include the Welcome Bulletin Board, the Calendar Bulletin Board, and the We Are a Rainbow of Possibilities Bulletin Board. See how these products added a touch of sun to my classroom!
I hope this post has inspired you to add a little sunshine to your space! The Hello Sunshine collection has given my classroom a clean, colorful, and cohesive look. Thank you to Schoolgirl Style and Carson Dellosa for creating yet another collection that is simply perfect!
Casey S. is a 2019–2020 Carson Dellosa Education Brand Ambassador.