TKA 1st Graders Enjoy Bug Week

Bugs, Entomologists, and Pest Control Technicians, Oh My!

West Palm Beach, FL) – First graders at The King’s Academy kicked-off Bug Week with a special presentation by an entomologist from Hulett Environmental Services. Hulett’s President and CEO, Mr. Tim Hulett and Marketing Director Mr. Greg Rice also participated in the special program.

Throughout the week, students shared presentations and displayed models of an insect of their choice. “It was fun because we got to eat sour gummy worms and we got to dress up. I was a rainbow butterfly,” remarked 1st grader Julia Mancil. “Students rotated through the classrooms on Bug Day participating in crafts, eating ‘buggy’ snacks and climbing through ant tunnels. It was wonderful to see their creativity come through as they designed their own insects and named them. It was a ‘bugtastic’ day!” commented first grade teacher Mrs. Kovachik. First grader Kyng Dyer added “I made a paper wasp out of ribbon, clay, and buttons and pipe cleaners, but it was fun crawling in the ant tunnel and finding insects in the moon sand.”

Bug Week is a wonderful, hands-on experience for students that brings life to what they see and read in their school work. The King’s Academy first graders wrapped up the week with Bug Day, by dressing up as bugs, entomologists or pest control technicians.

The King’s Academy is a National Blue Ribbon School for Excellence in Education. The private Christian school serves approximately 1,500 students from preschool through twelfth grade and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the Association of Christian Schools International, and the Florida Association of Christian Colleges and Schools. The King’s Academy serves students and their families across Palm Beach County at its main campus at Belvedere Road and Sansbury’s Way in West Palm Beach and its satellite preschool campuses in Greenacres, Loxahatchee/Wellington, Palm Beach Gardens, Boynton Beach, and Royal Palm Beach. More information about The King’s Academy is available online at


TKA First Grader Summer Tilton works on her bug craft.

First graders Evan Ibarra, Ryker Foote, Austin Adams, Aiden Hulscher and Karsen Hartig

Hulett Environmental Services (Tim Hulett, Greg Rice and Hulett Entomologist) Kick-off Bug Week at TKA

Mrs. Kovacik’s Class Dress Up for Bug Week