Preparing your kindergartener or first grader the night before online testing involves creating a calm and supportive atmosphere. Here are some tips:

  1. Review the Schedule:

    • Go over the schedule for the next day. Let your child know when the online testing will take place and what to expect during that time.

  2. Set a Relaxing Evening Routine:

    • Establish a calming bedtime routine to help your child unwind. This may include activities like reading a book, taking a warm bath, or engaging in quiet play.

  3. Ensure a Good Night's Sleep:

    • Ensure your child gets enough sleep the night before the test. A well-rested child is more likely to be focused and attentive during online testing.

  4. Prepare For the Morning:

    • Lay out clothes, backpack and a lunch your child may need for the day of the test.

  5. Discuss Positive Experiences:

    • Share positive experiences related to online activities your child has done in the past. Remind them that online testing is just another way to showcase what they've learned.

  6. Encourage Questions:

    • Let your child know that it's okay to have questions or concerns. Encourage them to ask anything they might be unsure about regarding the online testing process.

  7. Express Confidence:

    • Express confidence in your child's abilities. Remind them that you believe in them and that they can do well on the online test.

  8. Limit Screen Time Before Bed:

    • Avoid excessive screen time before bedtime. Engaging in calming activities instead of watching TV or playing video games can help your child relax.

  9. Positive Affirmations:

    • Share positive affirmations with your child. Remind them of their strengths and capabilities. Positive words can boost their confidence.

  10. Create a Comfortable Environment:

    • Make sure your child's sleeping environment is comfortable. Check the room temperature and provide any comfort items they might need for a good night's sleep.

  11. Celebrate Efforts:

    • Acknowledge your child's efforts in preparing for the test. Celebrate their hard work and remind them that you are proud of them, regardless of the outcome.

By creating a positive and supportive environment the night before online testing, you can help your child feel more confident and ready for the upcoming challenge.