Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Jason Harrison, 7, points the way to his second-grade classroom as he walks with his mother Shannon during the first day of school Monday morning.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Ben McKinley walks with his son Brock, 5, into his first day in Julie Johnson's kindergarten glass at Ironwood Elementary School Monday morning. Marana School District started school on Monday and Amphitheater School District begins Wednesday.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Therese Dominguez puts clips into her daughter Kira's hair before going into her first day of kindergarten.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Once inside, kindergarten teacher Tanya Anway takes Raeanna to her seat as her family watches from the doorway.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Amy Bejarano videotapes her daughter Raeanna, 5, before her first day of kindergarten at Ironwood Elementary School Monday morning, while Amy's husband Steven and son, Nikolas, 3, join in on the occasion.