IEP Poem

Discussion in 'Special Ed 101' started by -, Mar 23, 2000.

  1. Guest

    Our child advocate sent us this. Enjoy!
    (Rhythm from Green Eggs & Ham)

    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 six thousand three
    And I will practice day and night
    Until they say
    "You've got it right!"

    Brought to you for your enjoyment by The Autism Society of California, ASA

    difficult child:9yr olf boy diagnosis: ADHD,ODD, drepession and anxiety. poss. Bipolar
    easy child: 12 yr. old boy
    husband: 45yr old, adult ADD
    Me: 42 yr old, dealing with depression
  2. Jerri

    Jerri Member

    Very cute!

    Off to the archives for this one!


    Hugs N Love!!!


    Founder: PRIE Parents Rights In Education

    5 kids, 21 yo difficult child Rich, 20 yo easy child Joe, 19 yo difficult child Billy, 14 yo easy child Stacie, 11 yo difficult child Matt.
    Perfect husband Tom!:)

    "sometimes all thats left to honor the bond is tears... I cry with honor"

    Full time volunteer advocate: " A voice and a pen for the bad kid"

    ( bad kid defined as ANY child not fitting the cookie cutter mold of todays educators )

    Jerri McCarthy