Vote For Me!

 

Hi Everyone!

This is only my second time blogging for the blogging challenge and my first year blogging all together and I have now been nominated in the shortlist for the Best Student Blogger Award! Please vote for me because I have came so far in this first year from not knowing what a blog was to now owning 3 of them! please vote for me by clicking the image. I am nominated in the student blog section under Amy M’s Creative Mind.

Please may all my readers support me at this exiting time!

-Amy M

From the Student Blogging Challenge

My Story So Far

Hi everyone!

My blogging life has gone on an all time high with Miss W, the head of the Student Blogging Challenge, nominating me for the best student blogging award! Yay!

So I have decided to tell you my story so far……

For an elective I chose for semester 1, at my high school, I chose IT which is all about computers. Ms Duncan, my teacher, told us that we would work on blogging. I started up my blog but I didn’t know what to call it. My friend Raiven was walking across the room and said to me, ‘are you using your creative mind to think up a good name?’ That then was when I named my blog the Amy M’s Creative Mind!

I made my first post through class about blogging and the safety involved with sharing personal detail etc. but after that I put my creative mind to work through the challenges, my artworks and creations and just some other random things.

I can’t believe how many people have read and commented on my blog! I thank all the people that have read it and commented on how to improve my blog.

One of the biggest hits was my artwork so I have decided to post my favourite artwork so far!

Thanks again Everyone!

-Amy M

Audit of the Blogging Challenge

Blog Audit

  • How many posts did you write?

I wrote 33 post all together.

  • How many were school based, your own interests or set by the challenge?

I didn’t go through the school this time so I made 20 of my own and 13 of the blogging challenge.

  • How many comments did you receive from classmates, teachers or overseas students?

I received 107 comments this blogging challenge.

  • Which post received the most comments? Why do you think that happened? 

Coldplay-Paradise/Lyrics & Song Request got the most comments because Sarah (an oversea’s friend) and I had a long conversation over that post.

  • Which post did you enjoy writing the most and why?

It had to be My Language Albania mainly because I learned a lot more about my background when I researched

  • Did you change blog themes at all and why?

I change my background and my header to make the blog look more attractive towards the audience reading it!

  • How many widgets do you have? Do you think this is too many or not enough?

I have 36 widgets and I think that is just the right amount I need for this type of blog.

  • How many overseas students do you have on your blogroll?

I have 8 overseas friends that I have put on my blogroll.

Family ( my sister Alana):
  • What were your first impressions of this blog?

It was very bright and colourful.

  • What captured your attention? 

The posts with widgets and animations and pictures on it.

  • What distracted you on the blog?

The widgets and how they were fun to play around with.

  • What suggestions can you give me to improve my blog?

More creative post’s.

Audit Questions from the Student Blogging Challenge!

The Chronicles of Narnia Book Review

The Chronicles of Narnia

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

Would you want to find your own imaginary place in this world where only you and your friends can go? Would you like to stumble across many different places and creatures that you didn’t even know existed? Well, there is a place, found in a wardrobe, called Narnia.

The C. S. Lewis and Pauline Baynes (Illustrator) Chronicles of Narnia series imaginative book, The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, is for all children and teens to dig into. The main characters of the book are Peter, the eldest that is always trying to help his siblings, Susan, who cares for everything and everyone. She is also is very adventurous, Edmund, a trouble maker that always doesn’t do what his told but soon he finds his way, and Lucy, the excited one who loves to find new things and wander into different places. Then there was Aslan, the lion, and the White Witch. Aslan the lion is a kind, fearful, wise and imaginary character who helps the four siblings through Narnia whereas the White Witch is the complete opposite and thinks she is the Queen of Narnia. She is actually the villain in this story who freezes people who don’t follow her into stone and holds a curse on the whole of Narnia making it always winter but never there are any Christmases.

The whole plot of the story is about the four siblings going to their uncle’s house, who is a professor, throughout the air raids in London. In his house, Lucy finds a wardrobe while playing hide-and-seek and finds a complete different world called Narnia. Lucy and her other three siblings find their way through different challenges placed by the White Witch on their way of breaking her winter curse.

The main highlight I thought was in the book was when it came to the stone table and Aslan had to sacrifice himself to the White Witch. It was the most dramatic, sad and exciting part of the whole book, which is what I look for in a book, to make me have mixed feelings at one point.

The one character that dramatically changes throughout the whole book would have to be Edmund because he was a rebel at the start, not doing what he was told, to being a good boy towards the end and helping break the curse. My favourite character would have to be Aslan. He is so wise and calm but is also brave that he had to be my favourite. Without him in the story, well, there wouldn’t be a story! A quote from the book that describes Aslan would have to this:
“He’ll be coming and going” he had said. “One day you’ll see him and another you won’t. He doesn’t like being tied down–and of course he has other countries to attend to. It’s quite all right. He’ll often drop in. Only you mustn’t press him. He’s wild, you know. Not like a tame lion;”
It puts the whole book in perspective and it explains why he only pops up halfway through the book and leaves towards the end.

This is a seriously good book to get stuck into. If you’re the kind of person that loves adventure, excitement, drama, mystery or just an all round book lover you will totally love this book, and if you don’t like reading well you will be stuck into this book real easy. I give this book 9/10 stars.

By Amy M.

This idea was from the student blogging challenge.

My Language Albanian

Hi my name is Amy M, and my mother language is Albanian. The flag is red and black with a two headed eagle on it. I have spoken Albanian since well, when I started to talk. My mum and dad are Albanian so it naturally comes to me. I can’t speak very fluent Albanian but I do speak it to family and friends, only when know what to say back. Albanian’s are muslim but I dont  wear a hankie over my head. I am relgious but I am not that religous. Being Albanian is really cool because we have a big family and where I live theres a lot around so you can never have a day without seeing one.
 
Now for something I didn’t know about the Albanian language.  If we went back in time, before rapsodik homer sang to godesses and methodology heroes, before any greek language was written, a very known nation lived with the name of Pellazg. Albanians are the only ancestors who have the source from this powerfull prehistoric race. Albanian was the true language of Homer, as the Greeks have copied from rapsodian Pellazg. Kujtim Shehu, Kacanik – translated from the book by Dhimitri Pilika “Pellazg – Our Denied Origin” who has completed a lot research on the places of Pellazg. Infomation found at: http://www.topix.com/forum/gr/macedonia/TON47GQS56CEARM2J
 
That is all about me and my mother language, Albanian.
Albania
 
Hi emri im është Amy M, dhe gjuha ime nëna është shqipja. Flamuri është e kuqe dhe e zezë me një shqiponjë dy koka mbi të. Unë kam folur shqipen mirë që, kur kam filluar të flas. Mami im dhe babi janë shqiptarë, kështu që natyrisht vjen tek unë. Unë nuk mund të flasin shqip shumë rrjedhshëm, por unë flas atë për familjen dhe miqtë, vetëm kur e di çfarë të them përsëri.Shqiptarë të janë musliman, por I dont veshin një shami hundësh mbi kokën time. Unë jam relgious por unë nuk jam se arsye të bindjeve fetare. Të jesh shqiptar është me të vërtetë e ftohtë, sepse ne kemi një familje të madhe dhe ku unë jetoj theres një shumë rreth kështu që ju kurrë nuk mund të ketë një ditë pa e parë një të tillë.
 
Tani për diçka që unë nuk e di për gjuhën shqipe. Nëse kemi shkuar prapa në kohë, para se rapsodik Homeri këndoi për zota dhe heronj të metodologjisë, para se ndonjë gjuhë greqisht është shkruar, një komb i njohur shumë jetuar me emrin e pellazg. Shqiptarët janë paraardhësit e vetëm që e kanë burimin nga kjo garë të fuqishme parahistorike. Shqiptar ka qenë gjuha e vërtetë e Homerit, si grekët kanë kopjuar nga pellazg rapsodian. Kujtim Shehu, Kacanik – përkthyer nga libri i Dhimitri Pilika nga “pellazg – Origjina jonë e mohuar” i cili ka përfunduar një hulumtim shumë në vendet e pellazg.Detaje gjendet në:http://www.topix.com/forum/gr/macedonia/TON47GQS56CEARM2J
 
Kjo është e gjitha për mua dhe gjuhën time amtare, shqipe.
 
 Idea from the student blogging challenge.
 
Image: http://www.worldmapmaker.com/countries/albania/flag
 

History

Grade 8 looks at the medieval period around the world. Apart of the challenge is to answer questions in relation to that topic given. since I’m in year 8 these are my questions.

  1. How did societies change from the end of the ancient period to the beginning of the modern age?There are many reasons why Societies change. Wars, religion, discoveries and inventions, trade, natural disasters and contact between different cultures can all be reasons why they do. These are just a few points of what can make Society change.

    • the collapse of ancient societies

    • the migration of peoples

    • conflict and wars

    • the spread of religions

    • the emergence of new ideas.

  2. What key beliefs and values emerged and how did they influence societies? 
    How people live their lives and interact with others is what people believe and value the different affects. Sometimes, tensions will bring up when one group considered their beliefs or values to be more ‘correct’ than others. Beliefs and values can be a strong force for change in a society, for better or worse. The period from C. 650 CE to C. 1750 was a time when many new ideas and attitudes emerged. Many were linked to teachings that would become major religions.
  3. What were the causes and effects of contact between societies in this period?There are many reasons in why the different societies came in contact with each other. They may have been forced to move because of natural disasters, famine, war or for political reasons. Some societies move in order to expand their territory or to seize the resources of another people. Whatever the reasons, contact between different societies has both good and bad effects.
  4. Which significant people, groups and ideas from this period have influenced the world today?The period between c. 650 CE and 1750 CE was a time of new ideas. The movement of large numbers of people around the world, together with events such as the Crusades and the Mongol conquests, greatly increased contact between Europe and the rest of the world. By the late 13th century, Europeans were becoming increasingly curious about the world. Many became interested in ‘classical’ art and literature. Over time, some people began to challenge the teachings of the Church and develop new ways of thinking and learning about the world. This period lasted for around 300 years, and became known as the Renaissance.

Questions off the student blogging challenge.

Questions For Readers

Hi everyone,

This post is all about asking questions for you guys to answer.

  1. What is your favourite post so far on this blog?
  2. What sports do you like to either watch or participate in?
  3. What is your favourite subject?
  4. What kind of music do you like?
  5. If you like to draw or anything to do with art what is your favourite style of creation that you like to create?
  6. What sporting team do you go for?
  7. What is your favourite saying/quote?
  8. What is your favourite movie?
  9. What is your most precious possession?
  10. What would you like improved on this blog?

Please answer the questions through a comment. Here are my answers to these questions

  1. What is your favourite post so far on this blog? It would have to be the one about standing out of the crowd. 
  2. What sports do you like to either watch or participate in? Participate-Netball, Watch-AFL (Football)
  3. What is your favourite subject? Art of course
  4. What kind of music do you like? R&B, Pop, Country & House
  5. If you like to draw or anything to do with art what is your favourite style of creation that you like to create? Portraits of people
  6. What sporting team do you go for? Essendon Bombers
  7. What is your favourite saying/quote? If you don’t like me, your the only one who cares.
  8. What is your favourite movie? Taken
  9. What is your most precious possession? Would have to be all my drawings & my family.
  10. What would you like improved on this blog? I have no idea thats why I asked everyone else who reads my blog

Thanks

-Amy M

This post idea was from the student blogging challenge

Challenge 2: Passions

Hey everyone,
My passion as you can tell by the majority of post’s I’ve made its Art! It runs in the family. My Grandfather was an artist, he drew loins and all other sorts of animals, he was sent to jail back when my mum was only 4 years old for something that his past relative committed. Because his relative didn’t finish he’s sentence he was sent to jail to finish it. The only thing that entertained him was art. According to my mum every time she went and saw him he had painted at least 5 different drawings of animals. He sadly passed away in jail. My mum followed his footsteps and it carried down to me. I have posted many of my creations on my blog but i am now going to post right now all my creations so far:
They are most of my best drawings and paintings. Art is a really big thing in my life. I’ve always loved it. It always helps me when I have troubles or I can’t think up anything for someones birthday! That’s why Art is my Passion.
-Amy M
Challenge from Student Blogging Challenge.