Notebook rubric clarification

I am planning on doing a Electonic notebook and putting in into a binder this year. In the notebook rulebook, it says 5 points if the notebook is bound. Notebook must have been bound before any entries were made in it. What does this mean? I plan on printing out the notebook, and putting in page protrecots similar to these ones. Would I still get the 5 points? I am confused on the must be bound before any entries were made in it. : Amazon Basics Clear Sheet Protectors for 3 Ring Binder, 8.5 x 11 Inch,Polypropylene, 100-Pack : Office Products

You’re looking at an outdated version of the notebook rubric, the requirement that it be bound to get the bonus has been gone for a couple years now.

The latest version is here: