I've read so many blog posts lately about testing anxiety, and I'm feeling it, too. I hate to think our kiddos feel it, though, so I have a couple of freebies for you to give your class. Actually, the way I used these is, I made a deal with third grade teachers, asking them to have their students sign one card each in return for having all the second graders sign one card each. Then we exchanged cards, so all the second and third graders will receive a card on the first day of testing, wishing each other good luck on their respective tests (they're different, in SC, from second to third grade). You could even do that school-wide - I just couldn't coordinate all that, myself!
If you and your students are feeling the testing season stress, let me know how you're handling it at your school...I'm always looking for new ideas!
Good luck to every teacher and every student during this crazy accountability season,