As soon as I saw this I knew I had to share it with all of you. I tried hard to find the author to give her credit, but she is probably trying hard to hide this ingenious poem from her child study team!
IEPs by 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, or 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 5 pm 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 students 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 will 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!”