Classroom Observation in SD Xaverius 1 Palembang (First Report)
On May 20, 2010, after I and my friend observed SD Muhammadiyah 1, we went to SD Xaverius I and met the head master of SD Xaverius I. At the first time, she couldn’t give decision about how our activities during observation in the next days. This was because she had to discuss it with Mathematic teachers that ever joined in workshop of PMRI. In that time, Mathematics teachers still had class, so we had to wait for them. Finally, in the noon we could meet the Mathematic teachers and had discussion with them. They are Mr. Wasis and Mrs. Yuli. Mr. Wasis was a teacher of forth grade and Mrs. Yuli was a teacher of fifth grade. In This first observation, we got information about PMRI in SD Xaverius I and some information about that school. However in that moment, they had not prepared completely profile about their school. They would give complete profile about their school in the next week.
PMRI in SD Xaverius I Palembang
SD Xaverius I had applied some approaches of PMRI since September 2009. In this school, there were some Mathematics teachers that ever joined in trainings and workshops of PMRI such as Mr. Wasis and Mrs Yuli. Both of them had applied approaches of PMRI in teaching of Mathematic. In SD Xaverius I, there are special classes for clever students namely special class for forth grade and for fifth grade. In the special classes, most students are easier to understand lessons than most students in the other classes.
On May 20, 2010, I and my friend met the head master of SD Xaverius I and PMRI teachers in SD Xaverius I. In that time, because we met Mathematics teachers after class had finished, we couldn’t join in their classes. Although like this, we had mad an agreement to observe the class in the next week. We would join in Mr Waris’ class to know how teaching learning of Mathematics using approaches of PMRI. In this semester, observation class in SD Xaverius I could be done in May 27, 2010 and June 4, 2010. This was because students of first grade until fifth grade would have final examination. Thus next observations would be done intensively in the next semester.