How to beat stress after a test?
Here's one way: I bring the kids back to the meeting area. I simply say, "Thank you for your good work. Now let's shake it out of our system." They shake wildly for a few seconds.
And then we go through our Character Traits poster. The kids show me each character face in turn. "Show me determined...scared...nervous..." etc...
By the time we get to the last trait, they've gotten all their emotions out of their system. They look calm, happy, and ready to move on to the next activity.