Saturday, March 3, 2012

What Happens When Dr. Seuss and Spec. Ed. Collide :)

A friend of mine sent me a hilarious little poem about Dr. Seuss and IEPs.  It just seems so timely (considering the good doctor's birthday and all) that I just have to share it with you!

I don't know the source of this poem, but if someone out there does, let me know and I'll give 'em some credit. Until then....ENJOY!!

Do you like these IEPs?
(To the rhythm of Green Eggs and Ham)

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!"

Mrs. H


  1. OMG, this is the funniest thing ever!!! I LOVE it!!! I'm going to doctor it up and make it look nice so I can hang it in my room and give to all my other ESE counterparts. I'll let you know when I get done with it!

    Extra Special Teaching

    1. Yes!! Let me know when you do!! I would love to hang it up too!! It is soooo right on!!


  2. Ok, I made it into a PDF file. Check it out to see what you think.



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