IEP Poem

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


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