One thing people miss from Microsoft are the templates. No fears, Google has you covered!
When you are in the Drive application you wish to use, go to New > From Template. A new tab opens up that may appear blank at first. It defaults to templates created and saved by Hallsville.org users (yes, we can create and save our own...think, common forms we use in the district).
From the top bar, you can choose "Public Templates". Once there, you can search and find what you are looking to use. When you find what you want, choose "Use this Template" and it will open a copy. You can rename it as your own at that point.
That's it! Easy, right?
Fifth grade teacher in a 1:1 iPad classroom, sharing my journey with technology in the classroom