I alternated between this spelling menu, and something else called "speller's choice" that I found on the internet. If you're interested in that one, do a search and find it. It's not mine, so I can't post it. I joke that I have adult ADD and I get tired of doing the same thing all the time, so even though it's a menu, I still would switch it up monthly. Also, I would switch out some options on my spelling menu from time to time. Some things I've had, but not on this form of the menu: write words right and left handed, write words in shaving cream/sand, draw a picture and hide your spelling words in it, write a song/rap with all your words, some others I'm drawing a blank. I tried to include all of the multiple intelligences/learning styles.
I ran a Thurs to Weds spelling week, so I gave the menu out when they got their words lists on Thurs and they were due Weds. morning. I allowed them to work on spelling: during guided reading (ind. work time while I was meeting with another group) time if they were finished with their required tasks for me, read-aloud time, and during study hall (20 minutes at end of each day). I did not have a "spelling time" other than a time slotted out for a pre- and post-test. Some got done at school and others took it home and incorporated it into their studying.
I had the kids either turn in regular notebook paper with activities written, (and printouts of computer words, flash cards, paper chain, or parent signature attached when necessary). I had one student last year (I really pushed them to be "efficient with resources") who managed to fit all activities onto the back of his 1/2 sheet pretest and turned that in!
Some did their activities on the back of them menu and turned that in to be graded.