Tuesday, May 13, 2008


Many of you reading do not know what an IEP is, Bless You and consider yourself fortunate! But for those of you that are parents/teachers of ADDers or SN kids or children with LDs etc then this poem should provide a lil funny for your day:-)

IEPs According to Dr. Suess
(author unknown)

Do you like these IEPs?
I do not like these IEP's
I do not like them, Jeeze Louise
We test, we check
we plan, we meet
but nothing ever seems complete.
Would you, could you
like the form?
I do not like the form I see.
Not page 1, not 2, not 3.
Another change,
a brand new box. I think we all
Have lost our rocks.
Could you all meet here or there?
We could not all meet here or there.
We cannot all fit anywhere.
Not in a room
Not in a hall
There seems to be no space at all.
Would you, could you meet again?
I cannot meet again next week
No lunch, no prep
Please hear me speak.
No, not at dusk and not at dawn
At 4 p. m. I should be gone.
Could you hear while all speak out?
Would you write the words they spout?
I could not hear, I would not write
This does not need to be a fight.
Sign here, date there,
Mark this, check that.
Beware the student's ad-vo-cat(e).
You do not like them
so you say
Try it again! Try it again!
and then you may.
If you let me be,
I'll try again
and you will see.
I almost like these IEP's
I think I'll write 6003.
And I will practice day and night
Until they say
"You've got it right".

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