Mar 8, 2009

IEPs as seen by Dr. Seuss

We've all been there... the never ending IEP meeting. The countless pages to sign. The draft, second draft and maybe the final copy. Even though IEP meetings are a necessary form of punishment that we as parents must endure, that doesn't mean we can't find a little smidgen of humor in them, right? As evidence I offer the following.

IEPs by Dr. Seuss
(author unknown)

Do you like these IEPs?
I do not like these IEPs
I do not like them, Geez 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 the 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. No, 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 again, try again!
And you may.

If you will let me be,
I will try again
You'll see.


I almost like these IEPs!
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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