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World Traveler Classroom Theme

Travel around the world with this amazing classroom theme!  Grab your passport and luggage, and don’t forget your camera!   Be ready for a year of ADVENTURE with the Schoolgirl Style World Traveler collection!   EXPLORING the world has never been so much fun!.

Behind the Scenes:  This collection took me some time to perfect.  I changed ideas and concepts several times until I felt like I got it right.  I didn’t want a “kiddie” classroom…I wanted it to look sophisticated, since I assumed that this theme would be geared for upper elementary and beyond.   After several tries of designing, I happened to see a Ralph Lauren bedding set that I adored.  It featured classic plaids, herringbone, houndstooth, and even a little leopard print.  IT WAS PERFECT and it ended up inspiring my designs for this collection.


 I used a classic black and white backdrop throughout the room, then layered it with these amazing details for some added color.


Plane cutouts are double sided.  I wanted you to be able to hang these coordinated airplanes around the room and have them look fantastic when they spin!


 Learn about different countries and cultures…there are so many learning opportunities with this collection!


I created the world flag cutouts in several sizes for different applications.


The suitcases are SO cute…I mean SUPER DUPER cute!  Check out that editable luggage tag!  Ahhhh….LOVE!  (I don’t have any photos, but I did create luggage stickers to attach to the suitcases after your student has visited a country.)


A plane cutout was created to coordinate with every pattern included in the collection.



I absolutely LOVE these too…editable passports in two different sizes!





Check out that plaid can cover with the flags…such a rich, sophisticated pattern!


Coordinating papers are also included in the collection and can be used to wrap aluminum cans used for supplies.



Leopard can be extremely sophisticated and chic, especially paired with textured patterns and plaids.


I created one side of the room to show you how you can create two different different looks with this collection.  The left side is a little more playful, while the right side is more sophisticated and classy.



The black map can be printed out at Staples for around $6.  You can even make it larger and you would be surprised at how reasonable the price is!

Travel to faraway places and track your visits with a poster size map of the world!


I found the top suitcase at a local antique mall and the bottom suitcase is from Hobby Lobby.  What a great storage solution for this theme!


I used glue dots to attach my mini flags to the large poster sized map.  Black and white continent maps are also included in the collection.


Large monogram letters are also included.  These are great for bulletin boards or to hang as a focal point in your classroom!  You can also use these letters to spell your name and attach to your desk.





Tweed storage boxes were found at Target.  Don’t forget your globes…you need at least one, but the more the better!


Brown stacking boxes were found on Amazon.



A gorgeous stationary set is also included in this set.


Stationary sets include monogrammed prints for your desk, Avery label templates, note cards, thank you notes, editable business cards, and personalized stationary.



Start planning for your adventure today!


How would you like the chance to win this entire collection?

I’ve teamed up with Erin Klein from Kleinspiration to offer you an amazing prize package!   If you follow Erin, you know that she is one of the most distinguished bloggers out there.  Erin is an expert on educational technology and has her hand in every area of the teaching world.  Currently, Erin is traveling the country for work and will return today to get the Rafflecopter up and running for your chance to win!  Perfect person for this giveaway, right?!?


You have an entire week to enter, so no worries, you have more than enough time!

Here are the prizes:

-World Traveler full digital collection

-Fadeless paper from Pacon

-Coordinating border from Pacon

-Poms/daisies/lanterns of your choice from the Schoolgirl Style Shop

Over $100 value!


Click here to head over to Kleinspiration!

World Traveler Classroom Theme and Decor by Schoolgirl Style

Let’s Go Shopping!

Photography: E.C. Campbell Photography

World Traveler decor: Schoolgirl Style Shop

Fadeless bulletin board paper:  Schoolgirl Style Shop

navy poms:  Schoolgirl Style Shop

tweed storage boxes, leather desk accessories:  Target

ribbon yellow clothespin: Michaels

ribbon:  Joann Fabrics

suitcase –Hobby Lobby

cream flowers, globe: Homegoods

Brown stacking boxes:  Amazon

Paper: Staples (I used a high gloss photo paper for best results)

Most items are editable and can be personalized for a custom look  (Type in your student’s names and customize classroom labels…perfect handwriting every time!)



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  1. Wow– this collection is so incredibly handsome! Love the plaids. Would be so perfect for middle school social studies! Wonder if a “guy teacher” would be “on board” (oh, terrible, but I couldn’t resist!) with it? SchoolGUY style? Really sharp and, as usual, you thought of everything! Can’t wait to see tomorrow’s reveal…

    • Thank you! This happens to be one of my husband’s favorite themes as well! 🙂

  2. Ok, Melanie! I have turned into a crazy person. I am addicted to checking the new themes each day. I almost got caught yesterday during an inservice and showing my co-workers. Thank you for providing inspiration for a stressful time of the year (testing). I love this theme, too!

  3. It’s way cute. I love that it isn’t too girly. Classrooms are so female-oriented that I think this theme welcomes boys, as well. I love it!!!!!!!!!!

  4. YES! The one I have been waiting for! I am an English as a Second Language teacher and this is PERFECT for my classroom!!! Thank you, thank you!

  5. This theme is perfect for my ELL teaching partner. She doesn’t do a lot of decor. I am going to have to buy it and secretly decorate her room over the summer. Lol We have students from all over the world and this is awesome.

  6. Your collections are amazing! I’m starting to think about decorating for Sept. and I just have to decide on a collection! I’ll wait till you’ve revealed all of them first!

  7. Wow! It just keeps amazing me each and every day! You have such an eye for decorating. I LOVE decorating my classroom each year. It make me excited and I know how much the little kiddos love it too! Thanks for all your work. The waiting each day is killing me!

  8. Melanie,

    This set (and the others) is just gorgeous! I just finished a HUGE multicultural project which inspired some of the teachers at my school to ask if we should ALL do that this Fall. This would have been a beautiful way to showcase it. It would also make a great classroom decor because our classes are all so multicultural as it is. I LOVE TO TRAVEL!


  9. I am in love with this theme! I am a 5th grade ELL teacher and have been searching high and low for a theme that was a little more sophisticated for my “almost middle-schoolers”. This is EXACTLY what I’ve been looking for! So excited to transform my classroom this September. Thanks for the inspiration!

  10. Melanie, where do I go to purchase the map and flags, passports planes. I love this and I am changing my room to celebrate the world!!

  11. I would love to purchase this but can’t find the link. Can you please post it? Thanks!

  12. Very cool! I will be returning to the classroom after a year traveling through South America and I am going to be adopting a “travel theme” for my classroom this year! I’m so excited!

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