School/Education Bundles for Google Slides

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School/Education Bundles for Google Slides

I'm looking for school/education bundles (clip art, numbers and backgrounds;.png or .jpeg) to add to Google Slides, for summer learning. Something like this. There may be a possibility, I'll start homeschooling my son in the Fall. He'll be in the first grade.

His teacher did "Birds on a Wire" math recently. She had a background photo of an electrical line and she placed clip art of birds on the line. We had to subtract the birds from the line and count the remaining.

I'd love to be able to download some pre-made bundles, or even a mini bundle of various clip arts.

[Edit: I just noticed I didn't post this in the request section!]

You could pick any of the more kid-oriented education bundles here for this, though you'd need to build the slides yourself. "It's Elementary My Dear", "Reading Writing And Arithmetic", and "A Bouquet of Freshly Sharpened Pencils" all share a palette, and are geared towards elementary, middle/high school, and college/adult learning, respectively. "School Fun" is cute, and those owls could be fantastic for counting and teaching. "Look, A Book" is more along the lines of Dr. Seuss books, with their bright colors and odd little characters.

I encourage you, though, to think off-topic. ANY kit will work; you could work with one kit for a week and move on to another the next. How about counting watermelon seeds in the summer, or ears of corn, or flags, or fireworks bursts? What about leaves, apples or acorns in the fall, or snowflakes or mittens in winter? Grab any seasonal kit and pick an element or three that you can duplicate over and over. A kit like "At the Farm" or the "Animal Kingdom" blog train can be used to teach about animals; any simple alpha will work for teaching letters and spelling.

For first grade, you'll also be teaching about the holidays around the year; make use of any holiday-specific kit for those. Count spiders, or haunted house windows, or grab a kit full of cute monsters for Halloween, and teach both about the history of the holiday and about facing scary things in life. Count pumpkins, pies, or turkey tailfeathers, and teach about the first Thanksgiving and gratitude for all the little blessings in your life. Pick a Christmas-themed kit to do math with gifts, cookies, or ornaments, and teach both the religious and secular history, and the importance of a holiday that's mostly about hope at the darkest time of the year. Valentine's Day kits will often have hearts and chocolates, and a Cupid's arrow that could make great counting elements; conversation hearts could be great for spelling. Try counting bunnies, flowers, or Easter eggs, or matching Easter eggs of various patterns, teach about Jesus and the miracle of resurrection if that's something you want your kid to learn or about seasonal rebirth if you're of a more secular bent. Earth Day would make a great weeklong study on nature, the environment, and recycling.

Don't forget the field trips to see things you don't often see in your everyday life at home; the zoo, a farm, a children's museum, the police station and fire station (while also covering fire safety in your classes). Art and music are important, too, though school funding for those has been cut drastically for years; at the first-grade level, it's mostly learning and drawing colors and shapes, maybe basic color blending, and hearing different types of music (classic kids songs, classical, jazz, country, rock, etc.) and maybe learning to sing a few songs (just not kid-favorite earworms like Baby Shark, or The Wheels on the Bus, or you'll be regretting it for months). Science is mostly bugs, rocks, and planets at this stage; planting seeds or nature walks will cover a lot of that.

But above all, don't get too hung up on "teaching to the test"; if you're teaching regularly and answering questions (either with the answer or with "I don't know; why don't we go look it up and find out?"), and taking opportunities to count things or tell time or read simple signs throughout your day, your son will end up knowing far more than his peers by the end of the year.

Thank you so much! I wasn't expecting so much detail and I love the tips/suggestions, it'll definitely get my gears moving! I've seen a few of those kits (I think I have elements of some), I'll go back and review them and think "outside the box" with the kits I'm drawn to. A win-win for us both! I wasn't even thinking about the holiday themed pages! We actually listened to a book on Epic! that counted by 5's and 10's, using a Halloween theme, which I thought was a cool concept. He's in cub scouts, so he gets extra learning from there, which will help with science also.

I have a trumpet. I can teach him how to play and read music (on top of listening to various types of music). He's been into music, since he was a baby. Listening to the Oldies, the Blues, Rock and Pop songs (80's/90's and some current).

Teaching him, will help give me a refresher too!

[Edit: I made this]

Awesome work--I love the watermelon wedges to seed! I'm glad I was able to get your mind going on more ways to make use of what's out there; creativity is a big help in keeping kids learning without it feeling like work to them.

Trumpet's a good one; it was my son's first instrument, though he moved over to French horn a couple of years later. Playing and reading music helps lots of other things later, too--especially math and fractions.

When it comes to reading, I think the method my father used works best. He started by teaching me phonics, and then made lists of "At words" and "it words" and "on words"--the "at words" list started with bat, cat, fat, etc. I was 3 when he started, and reading at a third-grade level by the time I started kindergarten, and I'm still happiest curled up with a good book (or e-reader). It's not the current favored method, but you don't necessarily have to use the same method a public school would as long as your kid can read at or above grade level in the end. I could see that working well with scrapbooking elements, too--a cat or hat element, the A and T from an alpha with an underlined space before them, and the alpha below to drag the right letter up to make the word.

I have a whole page of sketches now, that I want to try. You're advice helped a lot! Thanks again! The french horn is such a beautiful sound, I have a friend that plays a french horn, in the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. I always wanted to play the violin... another a beautiful sound!

Your dad had a good method for reading! My son loves reading, at bed we typically read at least three books. We take turns reading the Elephant and Piggie word bubbles. He's very theatrical sometimes and loves engineering things... two other things to consider, when teaching him.

Right now, I'm trying to brainstorm how "make believe play" (like restaurant) can work for these slides. Perhaps, build the hamburger based on pattern or adding up the bill (hamburger $2, fries $1, chocolate milk $1). The wheels are turning, lol.

I know we have lots of teachers in the community. If anyone is making anything like this and wants to share, let me know at [email protected]

Katherine: Your work looks great! Thanks for sharing. I have made quite a bit of early learning printables and I think I had one batch on a blog train a while back smiley

I use pasta a lot for counting and crafting. A lot of stuff is just too small for lil kids motor skills.. so larger pasta like maccaroni types and wheel types are all the rage for gluing up the most incredible multi media collages.

Most of the files are 6x4 pocket cards to also be used in layouts.

There are a lot of kits here with elements suitable for this use.
I think there is a bundle called 'Genius' by Marcela Coco in the Commons which is great for that use and then all the school themed and children graphics in both houses so to say.

I also made a game for my son, where he can make a Krabby Patty and stack the ingredients on a plate. Unfortunately, I can't get the pieces to stay "forward" (in any arrangement his chooses), so the burger looks realistic. This is preventing me from sharing it with his classmates. But it was fun! Here's that screenshot.

Thank you, Bina! Your kit is perfect... his kindergarten class was actually giraffe themed! I'll check out the commons page, as well. smiley

Thanks Marisa smiley smiley