I love spiral review! It cuts waaaay back on the amount of review I've got to do to get ready for testing and keeps skills sharp!
Here's what I haven't loved about it: If it's not laid out the right way, it's hard to grade and the teacher who created it may not be on the same pacing guide that I am. Sometimes it seems the author thinks that I taught all of the fifth grade objectives in September.
I'm good; I'm not that good!
This spiral review set, for August and September, includes seven weeks of morning work or homework. It starts with fourth grade review (three weeks) and gradually introduces NBT, OA, and MD strands for fifth grade, increasing the amount of fifth grade questions and decreasing material to be reviewed from fourth grade as we go. Everything is CCSS-aligned.
All answer keys are included. The keys are set up to be easy to use. Just fold back each day's work to line it up with the kids'.
Best of all, this set has optional back pages, which include both work space and helpful information in case you haven't yet taught an objective, or if it's one the kids have likely forgotten. Honestly, part of the point of morning work is that students complete it independently, so you can do crazy things like attendance, etc. in peace. If you're using the sheets as homework, the back pages will help parents help their children.
The backs can also be used to differentiate; you might only add it to the back of certain students' papers, and so, vary levels of support.
The set is sorta-kinda fall themed, with back-to-school images and early fall-related questions.