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Vanessa Mohler, a second-grade teacher at Holcomb Elementary School, receives $564.40 from Sonic Drive-In

Vanessa Mohler, a second-grade teacher at Holcomb Elementary School in the Oregon City School District, received a donation of $564.40 as part of a 10th annual voting campaign

Vanessa Mohler's second-grade class at Holcomb Elementary School in Oregon CityDuring last month's campaign, Sonic Drive-In fast-food fans voted daily for inspiring teacher projects at LimeadesForLearning.com.

Vanessa MohlerEach week, teacher projects that earned the most votes received part of a $1 million donation. Teacher projects ranged from books, flexible seating and art supplies to robotics kits and computers, reflecting the innovative learning solutions teachers provide to their students.

Mohler's project asked for student tools for research including a Chromebook, license, headphones and magazine subscriptions. Her goal is to provide students with various opportunities to try keyboarding, math, science, researching and learning about money (their favorite part of second-grade math).

"They will need headphones to listen confidently to these important instructions without bothering neighbors," Mohler said. "I also want them to remember life without technology in the print-rich environment of paper in a magazine. The two subscriptions let them feel more like adults without a screen involved. Together, these two environments provide a balanced view of researching and learning."

Mohler said without the generous support of Sonic, DonorsChoose and people voting every day, projects like this could never happen.

"I am truly grateful for all of the support from these two generous organizations and all of my supporters for helping us get these amazing supplies," she said.

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