Tuesday, April 20, 2010

IEP's according to Dr. Seuss

Do you like these IEPs?
I do not like these IEPs 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 here 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 IEPs
I think I’ll write 6,003.
And I will practice day and night
Until they say "You’ve got it right."
author unknown


Mike Whalen said...

This poem is great! Thank you for sharing!

Ms. Greene, would you be interested in writing a Special Education blog for Ignite! Learning? If you think you might be interested, please just email me!

Mike Whalen
Director of Instructional Design and Academic Standards
Ignite! Learning

Amy and Luke said...

OMG! hah...can I share this please?

Dawn said...

Amy-Hilarious isn't it!!! Please share, not sure who wrote it, but a friend sent it and I LOVE it! Nothing can sum up that time of year better.