There are some great ideas floating around on the board. This is what we are doing:
A theme pep rally day on Friday afternoon (testing starts on Tuesday-no school Monday) - different staff members are coming in to my room (I am the only class testing) and cheering my kids on. We are probably going to make sundaes and try to incorporate good test taking skills. I was thinking of making a test taking jeopardy game but am not sure I have the energy to do it.
Then staff members are working together to adopt the class each day. They are coming in with something for the whole class. From the people I heard from: 1 is making test taking fortune tellers, another group is doing a recipe for success card, and another is making a treat bag of healthy snacks for each student.
for those really stressed test-anxious kids we have staff members adopt them and write them encouraging notes throughout the week.
I took a bunch of ideas from a site called positive promotions and remade them. I did "Smarties know how to prepare for a test" and made up little cards to give them with a pack of smarties.
I also do a test taking survival kit with pencils, erasers, highlighters, peppermints, gum etc for each student to have during the week of testing.