Homework will only consist of nightly reading, studying for tests and math quizzes and occasionally, math practice. I ask that you spend this extra time (from less homework) each night doing things that will also help your child be successful- eat dinner as a family, talk about his/her day, play outside, and get your child to bed early. I believe students thrive best in an environment where they are supported at both home and school. 
Here are a few suggestions for Spelling:
write words 3 times each
*practice test
*Spelling City
*cut words or letter from old magazines/newspapers
*use words in sentences
*rainbow words
*ABC order
*spell words out with magnets or stamps
*write words in shaving cream