Back to School: Yaoota’s School Supplies Guide

Guide to Buying School Supplies

By: Noha Nasrat & Shorouq El-Meligy

With schools approaching, every parent is trying to provide all the important school tools and supplies for their children so that the children are able to study better and achieve high grades and at the same time to make their children happy and lessen the anxiety about the school approaching.

And because Yaoota cares about you, we’ve gathered for you a different and special collection of school supplies. Not only that, but you will also be able to know the prices and where to get these tools through Yaoota, if you find something that you like, you can order it and it will be delivered in no time.

*Prices listed in this article are the ones provided at the time of its publication, and are subject to change according to the supply and demand of the market.

Tips for Every Parent at the Start of the School Year:

  1. Get a pen and paper and write down all the requirements that your children need so you don’t forget anything.
  2. Make an inventory of last year’s school supplies and find whatever could be used for the new school year. Now you have a few items to check off.
  3. Make sure to include your children in the process of choosing the tools and supplies in order to make them feel excited about and anticipant of the school starting.
  4. Compare prices on Yaoota in more than one store before buying in order to save money and find the right price for you.

Now, here are some supplies to help you as you write down your checklist. For even more items, check out 6 Must-Haves Before School Starts here.

1. Display Book


Its purpose is to save the important papers or the summaries of each lesson. It has 10 A4 transparent pockets, through which you can easily see the content of each pocket.

Check out Display Book here.

2. Notebook

It is important to choose a big notebook to provide enough space for each subject. The specs of this notebook:

  • Big (200 pages).
  • The casing is made of durable polypropen, with an external plastic cover for further protection.
  • The notebook is divided into 5 parts with separators that stick out so you can easily find them.
  • At the beginning of each part, there is a tab to write down and arrange them by topic or lesson.
  • It has an index for page topics.
  • Strong wire for the pages to stick together.

Check out Notebook here.

3. Eraser

3 dimensional and available in multiple high-quality colors to prevent the pages from tearing.

Check out Eraser here.

4. Mechanical Pencil

It’s comfortable to write with and has an eraser with the ability to pull out the lead to prevent your pockets or pencil case from damage. It’s available in many colors: white, pink, purple and turquoise. It comes in 2 different thicknesses: 0.7 that is resistant to breakage and 0.5 for beautiful writing.

Check out Mechanical Pencil here.

5. Calculator

All students need a calculator for solving complex equations and math problems easily. Specs of this calculator are:

  • It is solar-powered when exposed to the sun and comes with a battery to use in low lighting.
  • You can easily and quickly get previously inserted calculations.
  • High-resolution screen that offers graphs.
  • Can solve all simple and complex calculation, such as fractional calculations, transposition, matrices, integration and differential calculations.

Check out Calculator here.

6. Notebook Cover

Available in many colors, transparent and is made of thick plastic.

Check out Notebook Cover here.

7. Gel Roller Ball Pen

It is water-resistant and quick to write with due to the water-based liquid ink. It is available in blue, black and red.

Check out Gel Pen here.

8. Oil Pastel Box

Art class is one of the fun classes for many children. This oil pastel box includes:

  • 12 colors.
  • All oil pastel techniques can be applied easily (gradation, blending … etc.)
  • Water-resistant.
  • Made of the finest materials.
  • Size: 90 mm x 10 mm.

Check out Pastel Color Box here.

9. Metal Ruler

Made of metal and comes with 2 types of measurement: centimeters and inches.

Check out Metal Ruler here.

10. 180° Protractor

Measures up to 10 cm on paper, transparent and made of anti-breakage material.

Check out 180-degree Protractor here.

11. Pencil Sharpener


It has a distinct cone shape and is available in many colors, such as yellow, green and blue.

Check out Pencil Sharpener here.

12. “Pritt Stick” Glue

A tube with a tight cover with the following specs:

  • It can be used in regular paper, cardboard, cloth and photos.
  • Available in three sizes:
    – Small: well-suited for children and for gluing smaller areas.

    – Medium: can be used at the office, school and home.
    – Large: well-suited for frequent users and to glue large areas.

Check out Pritt Stick Glue here.

*Some products may be currently out of stock, but they will be available again soon. If you encounter any problems with any product, please notify us in a comment or via our Facebook page.

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