It's almost time to get out.... Mr. Alligator!! A few years ago I came upon an awesome song about a number eating alligator. This little tune, along with a stick puppet and other manipulatives, is the best way I've found to teach greater than and less than.
I start the week by reading an informational book about alligators. This helps the kids activate their schema and make connections to our math activities using an alligator. Here are some book titles for this: